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India-Made AIDS Vaccine Passes Initial Trials

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

An AIDS vaccine developed in India has passed Phase I trials, according to agencies involved. The candidate drug, TBC-M4, was shown to be 100 percent effective in boosting the immune response in humans to AIDS. Three groups, the Indian Council of Medical Research, the National AIDS Control Organisation and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative are involved in the trials. The drug is based on modified vaccine Ankara virus, also being test by Bavarian Nordic as a smallpox vaccine. (Click here for more



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