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After Pfizer, Moderna, now SII seeks indemnity from liability: Sources

New Delhi | Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), which manufactures Covishield, has also sought indemnity from liability, expressing the hope that rules would be the same for everyone, said sources. This comes as the Centre is favourably considering granting indemnity against legal proceedings to foreign vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna prior to their rollout in […]

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“It will take 2-3 years for the entire world population to get fully vaccinated”: Adar Poonawalla

New Delhi | Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has said that the SII never exported vaccines at the cost of the people in India. Defending the move to export vaccines earlier this year by the government and vaccine manufacturers which has been the subject of a heated debate, he said: “Another important factor that […]

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To boost vaccine production Centre gives nod for credit support to Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech

New Delhi | In a bid to boost vaccine production amid rising Covid cases, the Centre has given in-principle approval for credit to vaccine-makers, the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech, it was announced on Monday. The Finance Ministry has approved sanction of Rs 3,000 crore credit for the Serum Institute and Rs 1,500 […]

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Serum Institute’s 2nd Covid vax likely to be launched in Sep

New Delhi | Serum Institute of India, the world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccine maker, is hopeful to launch Covovax by September this year, CEO Adar Poonawalla announced on Saturday. “Covovax trials finally begin in India; the vaccine is made through a partnership with Novavax and Serum Institute of India,” said Adar Poonawalla. He further said that it […]

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Chinese hackers target SII, Bharat Biotech: Report

New Delhi: Chinese and Russian-linked hacking campaigns in recent weeks targeted Indian vaccine makers Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech, cyber intelligence and threat discovery platform Cyfirma said on Monday. Both SII and Bharat Biotech are involved in producing Covid-19 vaccine. Moreover, Cyfirma added that hacking campaigns believed to be originating from North Korean […]

Serum Institute gets go-ahead to conduct Phase II/III clinical trials of Novavax Covid vaccine

New Delhi: The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of India’s central drug regulatory authority has given a go-ahead to the Serum Institute of India to conduct Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials for Novavax’s Covid vaccine candidate in the country. According to the minutes of meetings accessed by IANS, the Pune-based vaccine manufacturing giant will be conducting […]