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Dr. Dangs Lab to Partner with Bharat Biotech for Human Trials of Covaxin

The Delhi-based private laboratory, Dr Dangs Lab, has announced that they have been selected as the central laboratory for human clinical trials of Covaxin, which is touted as the first-ever indigenous vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology, Pune. The human clinical trial ..

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India begins human trials of COVID-19 vaccines

On July 13, 2020, the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Patna began human trials of COVID-19 on 10 volunteers. Highlights The first dose was given to selected 10 people though several volunteered. The second dose is to be given after interval of 14 days. A total of three doses of vaccine is to ..

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Delhi Government begins Sero Survey

The Ministry of Home Affairs had announced that Serological Survey would be conducted across Delhi between June 27, 2020 and July 10, 2020. The survey is collect samples from 20,00 people and test for COVID-19. Highlights The survey is to be conducted across 20,000 households in Delhi on a random basis. This will include individuals ..

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Agappe Chitra Magna launched by SCTIMST to detect COVID-19

On May 20, 2020, the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology operating under Department of Science and Technology has launched magnetic nano particle based RNA extraction kit called “Agappe Chitra Magna”. Highlights The Agappe Chitra Magna kit was validated by the National Institute of Virology. The kit was developed by the SCTIMST ..

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ICMR issues Guidelines for Antibody Test Kits

On May 13, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research released guidelines for using rapid antibody kits for COVID-19. The Council has also listed the names of the manufacturers that produced these kits. It includes two Chinese manufacturers as well. Highlights The antibody tests according to the apex body are not recommended for diagnosis of ..

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