Sputnik V Cleared in India, Trajectory Against Variants May Be Key
India clears Russian vaccine for restricted use, adding a third vaccine to its arsenal in the fight against COVID-19. One local expert highlights the vaccine’s “clever design” amid hopes that it will hold good against variants as well.
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The companies announced data from their Phase II/III study in children aged 5-11 and intend to take them to regulators to expand Comirnaty's authorization; also, an expert panel advising India's drug regulator endorsed plans for a Phase III trial of a single-dose Russian vaccine, Sputnik Light, and vaccines from other Indian firms progress.
Dr Reddy’s initiates pilot roll-out of imported Russian vaccine Sputnik V, currently priced at about $13.50 per dose in India, and indicates that it hopes to bring the single-dose version Sputnik Light to the country. The Indian company also strikes a deal with a Chinese firm for a CAR-T cell therapy, an area where it hopes to “pick up skills”.
MSD India outlines further specifics around the just-announced voluntary licensing deal for molnupiravir with Indian firms, noting an expectation to discuss local data needs with the country’s regulator. All eyes are also on whether non-licensee Natco will stay the course for its application for the investigational antiviral.