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Vice President discusses the status of indigenous vaccine

New Delhi;25/10/20; Bharat Biotech’s Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Krishna Ella and Joint Managing Director Mrs. Suchitra Ella called on the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today in Hyderabad.

The discussion revolved around the status of the indigenous vaccine and the plans to make it available in India and the rest of the world. It is developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Virology (NIV). This indigenous, inactivated vaccine is developed and manufactured in Bharat Biotech’s BSL-3 (Bio-Safety Level 3) bio-containment facility.

Recently, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi visited Bharat Biotech and reviewed the status of COVAXIN. It was followed by a visit of 70 Ambassadors and High Commissioners from several nations to Bharat Biotech facility at Genome Valley, Hyderabad.

During the interaction, the Vice President stressed the importance of public-private partnership in coming out with indigenous world-class products and lauded the collaboration between the ICMR and Bharat Biotech.

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