Team of Foreign Heads of Missions visits India

A team of Heads of Foreign Missions visits India and envoys have been briefed about COVID-19 research and Manufacturing at the Bharat Biotech International Limited in Hyderabad and also at the Biological e laboratory. They visited the two laboratories in Hyderabad to have first-hand information about the ongoing efforts to develop vaccines. The team comprising high commissioners and government representatives has interacted with the Bharat Biotech team and extensively discussed manufacturing of India’s indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin. The Covaxin is being developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the ICMR.Bharat Biotech founder Krishna Ella said the laboratory aims at producing 500 million covaxin doses by the end of next year. He said personalised covaxin is being developed and the first type for children and pregnant mothers. He added the second type for the population with cancer and kidney issues while the third type is for the general population. He further said efforts are also underway to develop nasal vaccines. He informed that Bharat Biotech is setting up two more Biosafety Level -3 laboratories.

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