Covid-19: India’s leading role in developing Covid vaccine: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, while attending the DST-CII India-Portugal Technology Conference-2020, today said, “30 vaccines of COVID-19 in India, under different stages” Are developing Two vaccines are in the final stages of testing.

Under this, Covaxin is being developed in collaboration with ICMR-Bharat Biotech, while Serum Institute of India is developing Covishield. ” This technology conference is being organized by India and Portugal together. Explaining the process of vaccine development in detail during the program, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “The Indian Institutes of Medical Research (ICMR), a prestigious institute of India, is implementing the vaccine testing.

Currently, vaccines are being developed all over the world, clinical trials of all those major companies are being done in India. Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, is collaborating to trial the Oxford University vaccine. Similarly, Zydus Cadila is doing PH-2.

Which is developing a fully indigenous DNA vaccine. Similarly, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, a leading Indian company, will distribute Russian made vaccines in India. Which has reached the level of the last test on humans at this time. This vaccine will also be available in India after regulatory approval. ”

The Minister of Science and Technology mentioned that India is in the top-10 in the list of the most patented countries in the world. Referring to India’s efforts to overcome Covid’s challenge, he said “More than 100 startups in India are working towards developing innovative products and solutions to meet the challenges of Covid-19 in collaboration with the government.”