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  • EXPLAINED | Covaxin shows 81% efficacy, here's how it stacks up against Covishield Mar 03, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    EXPLAINED | Covaxin shows 81% efficacy, here's how it stacks up against Covishield

    Here is a comparison between the two COVID-19 vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin - approved in India.

  • Chinese hackers target Indian vaccine makers SII, Bharat Biotech, says security firm Mar 02, 2021 12:50 PM IST

    Chinese hackers target Indian vaccine makers SII, Bharat Biotech, says security firm

    Rivals China and India have both sold or gifted COVID-19 shots to many countries. India produces more than 60% of all vaccines sold in the world.

  • India's Serum Institute despatches first Covax vaccines Feb 23, 2021 06:17 PM IST

    India's Serum Institute despatches first Covax vaccines

    The global vaccine procurement and equitable distribution effort aims to secure vaccines for at least the most vulnerable 20 percent in every country.

  • Adverse reaction claim | Madras HC issues notice to SII, ICMR and DCGI on petition against Covishield Feb 19, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    Adverse reaction claim | Madras HC issues notice to SII, ICMR and DCGI on petition against Covishield

    The 41-year old volunteer who took part in the Covishield clinical trial alleged in the writ petition that he had suffered a serious adverse event after receiving the first dose in the trial.

  • South Africa asks Serum Institute of India to take back 1 million vaccine doses: Report Feb 16, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    South Africa asks Serum Institute of India to take back 1 million vaccine doses: Report

    Serum Institute of India, which is producing AstraZeneca's shot, has emerged as a key vaccine supplier. One million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine landed in South Africa last week and another 500,000 were due to arrive in the next few weeks.

  • UK auditing Serum Institute's site amid scramble for shots Feb 15, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    UK auditing Serum Institute's site amid scramble for shots

    The inspection comes as countries around the world scramble to secure vaccine supplies amid supply disruptions and delivery cuts from leading drugmakers such as Pfizer Inc, Moderna and AstraZeneca.

  • Will send Covishield to Canada in less than a month, says SII's Adar Poonawalla Feb 15, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    Will send Covishield to Canada in less than a month, says SII's Adar Poonawalla

    Covishield is the brand name for the AstraZeneca-Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 10 had assured his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau that India would do its best to facilitate supplies of COVID vaccines sought by Canada.

  • Short circuit caused fire at Serum Institute of India: Ajit Pawar Feb 12, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    Short circuit caused fire at Serum Institute of India: Ajit Pawar

    Ajit Pawar, while addressing the media after the annual general meeting of districts under Pune division ahead of the state budget, said he had visited the institute after the fire in the presence of senior officials, including the collector.

  • Exclusive interview | Magma Fincorp is a full package; we welcome regulations that will help NBFCs stay disciplined: Adar Poonawalla Feb 11, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    Exclusive interview | Magma Fincorp is a full package; we welcome regulations that will help NBFCs stay disciplined: Adar Poonawalla

    Adar Poonawalla of Serum Institute of India speaks about his group’s NBFC interest, the rationale of the Magma Fincorp acquisition, RBI’s discussion paper for the segment and much more.

  • India backs AstraZeneca shot despite South Africa halt Feb 09, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    India backs AstraZeneca shot despite South Africa halt

    South Africa delayed use of the vaccine after researchers found it offered minimal protection against mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease caused by the country's dominant coronavirus variant.

  • India orders 14.5 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses as campaign expands Feb 09, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    India orders 14.5 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses as campaign expands

    Just the two shots have been used in what India calls the world's biggest immunisation programme to cover 300 million people by August, starting with healthcare and other workers to reach the elderly and those with existing conditions by March.

  • UK delegation visits Serum Institute of India Feb 08, 2021 04:06 PM IST

    UK delegation visits Serum Institute of India

    "We discussed how to further enhance the existing relationship between India and the UK on manufacturing and innovation in the healthcare space,” Adar Poonawalla said.

  • Serum Institute of India, UNICEF enter into long-term supply for COVID-19 vaccines Feb 04, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Serum Institute of India, UNICEF enter into long-term supply for COVID-19 vaccines

    India is one of the world's biggest drugmakers, and an increasing number of countries have already approached it for procuring the coronavirus vaccines.

  • Bahrain takes delivery of AstraZeneca vaccine from India Jan 28, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    Bahrain takes delivery of AstraZeneca vaccine from India

    The vaccine will be free to citizens and residents of the Gulf Arab state, state media said.

  • Serum Institute of India fire | No harm to Covishield, extent of damage more than Rs 1,000 crore, says CEO Adar Poonawalla Jan 22, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    Serum Institute of India fire | No harm to Covishield, extent of damage more than Rs 1,000 crore, says CEO Adar Poonawalla

    On January 21, five people lost their lives in the fire that broke out at the Special Economic Zone at the Manjri plant of SII. However, the fire had had no impact on the production of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, said CEO Adar Poonawalla.

  • Serum Institute of India Fire | Vaccine maker promises Rs 25 lakh compensation to the kin of dead Jan 21, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    Serum Institute of India Fire | Vaccine maker promises Rs 25 lakh compensation to the kin of dead

    Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Chairman and Managing Director of SII offered his condolences to the mourning families and assured them about the compensation amount in addition to the mandated amount as per the norms.

  • Fire breaks out twice at SII facility in Pune, 5 dead; See pictures Jan 21, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    Fire breaks out twice at SII facility in Pune, 5 dead; See pictures

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will visit Serum Institute of India's facility in Pune on January 22 to take stock of the situation.

  • South Africa to pay $5.25 a dose for AstraZeneca vaccine from India's Serum Institute of India Jan 21, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    South Africa to pay $5.25 a dose for AstraZeneca vaccine from India's Serum Institute of India

    The price is higher than the $3 a dose that South Africa and other countries on the continent are due to pay for the same vaccines under an African Union (AU) arrangement, and the price European Union countries have agreed to pay.

  • 5 die in Serum Institute of India fire in Pune; no impact on Covishield Jan 21, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    5 die in Serum Institute of India fire in Pune; no impact on Covishield

    CEO Adar Poonawalla said equipment worth hundreds of crores were damaged in the fire, and the company is expected to face revenue loss of more than Rs 1,000 crore over the next one to two years.

  • Status check on COVID-19 vaccines in pipeline for India over next six months Jan 20, 2021 08:44 PM IST

    Status check on COVID-19 vaccines in pipeline for India over next six months

    In the initial phase, India will inoculate about one crore healthcare workers. This will be followed by two crore frontline workers, police, armed forces, municipal workers, revenue staff and others. In the third phase, 27 crore people above 50 years of age and those with co-morbidities.

  • Ukraine in talks with Serum Institute of India on COVID-19 vaccine supply: Report Jan 20, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    Ukraine in talks with Serum Institute of India on COVID-19 vaccine supply: Report

    "Negotiations are underway with an Indian manufacturer, Serum Institute, which can produce the American Novovax vaccine and has the ability to produce the AstraZeneca vaccine at the moment," Interfax quoted Ihor Ivashchenko as saying.

  • COVID-19 vaccination: Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla gets Covishield shot to allay safety concerns Jan 16, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination: Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla gets Covishield shot to allay safety concerns

    The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had earlier this month approved Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute.

  • COVID-19 vaccination | From price to availability, all your questions answered Jan 16, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination | From price to availability, all your questions answered

    As the COVID-19 vaccination drive begins in India, here are the answers to all your questions.

  • COVID-19 vaccination in Delhi | Over 8,000 health workers to be vaccinated every day; all you need to know Jan 15, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination in Delhi | Over 8,000 health workers to be vaccinated every day; all you need to know

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that vaccine will be administered on four days of the week -- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Each day 100 persons will be vaccinated.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Serum Institute expects WHO emergency approval for AstraZeneca shot soon Jan 14, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Serum Institute expects WHO emergency approval for AstraZeneca shot soon

    Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla also said his company, the world's biggest vaccine maker, would start stockpiling millions of doses of the Novavax coronavirus vaccine candidate from around April.

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