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DCGI gives nod to Serum Institute for clinical trials of Oxford Vax

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New Delhi, Aug 3 (HS) In a move to expedite the efforts to combat spread of pandemic Covid-19 in the country, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Sunday has given approval to Pune’s Serum Institute of India (SII) to conduct clinical trials of Oxford University-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine in India.
The Health Ministry said, “Drugs Controller General of India has given approval to Serum Institute of India, Pune to conduct Phase II+III clinical trials of Oxford University-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine (COVISHIELD) in India.”
The SII received approval by the India’s top drug regulator after a thorough evaluation based on the recommendations of the Subject Expert Committee on COVID-19.
The institute had submitted an application seeking permission for conducting the trial in July last week.