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As the MHRA prepares to grant approval to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, Wockhardt is set to supply 100 million doses for the UK government’s own use and its WHO commitments. The company is also in talks with global vaccine developers to manufacture their COVID-19 vaccines for emerging economies
Guidelines outline permitted practices and patient safeguards for both physicians and technology platforms.
As Bharat Biotech prepares its COVID-19 vaccine for a launch in the quarter ending next 30 September and claims at least 60% efficacy, questions arise over why trials were not temporarily halted following a serious adverse event during Phase I and why this wasn’t disclosed to participants in subsequent studies.
Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine cuts the spread of the virus by 60%, apart from having 70% efficacy in reducing infections in vaccinated individuals. While that is good news for their Indian partner, Serum Institute, the 90% efficacy shown in a subset due to a dosing error causes a dilemma.
With seven COVID-19 treatment/prophylactic candidates lined up, India's Zydus Cadila is unleashing all it can to combat the disease. Meanwhile, the firm has also offered an update on the state of its injectables and transdermals business in the US, which is contingent on resolving deficiencies at its Moraiya plant.
Aurobindo expects revenues from injectables to increase to $650m-$700m over the next three years as its Vizag plant gets commissioned in a year’s time. Apart from seeking organic growth, the company is keeping an eye out for acquisitions in emerging markets, though big-ticket M&A is ruled out.