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  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Hungary to ramp up vaccinations to fight third cornavirus wave: PM Viktor Orban Feb 20, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Hungary to ramp up vaccinations to fight third cornavirus wave: PM Viktor Orban

    As large Chinese and Russian vaccine shipments join Western drugs to help the vaccination effort, Budapest expects to inoculate 1.2 million of its 10 million citizens by early March and 2.5 million by early April

  • Pakistan lab expects Sputnik V doses for commercial sale in a week Feb 14, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Pakistan lab expects Sputnik V doses for commercial sale in a week

    Pakistan's decision to allow private sales of vaccine without a price cap in a lower-income country of 220 million people faces criticism.

  • Brazil aims to buy 30 million Sputnik V, Covaxin shots Feb 04, 2021 11:38 AM IST

    Brazil aims to buy 30 million Sputnik V, Covaxin shots

    The move comes after The Lancet medical journal this week published results showing Sputnik V -- named after the Soviet-era satellite -- to be safe and 91.6 percent effective, allaying concerns over transparency.

  • The Sputnik V vaccine: A scientific and political win for Russia Feb 03, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    The Sputnik V vaccine: A scientific and political win for Russia

    From the first weeks of the pandemic, the Russian president ordered the scientific, political and military apparatus of the country to work in overdrive to develop the world's first COVID vaccine -- even if that meant taking shortcuts.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Iran approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine Jan 26, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Iran approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei this month banned the use of vaccines made by the United States and Britain, calling the jabs "completely untrustworthy".

  • 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.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update: Dr Reddy's gets DCGI nod to conduct phase-3 trial of Sputnik V Jan 16, 2021 08:02 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update: Dr Reddy's gets DCGI nod to conduct phase-3 trial of Sputnik V

    Earlier this week, the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) reviewed the safety data from the phase 2 clinical trial of the Sputnik V vaccine and recommended phase 3 recruitment.

  • Sputnik V applies for Phase III clinical trials in India Jan 12, 2021 08:19 AM IST

    Sputnik V applies for Phase III clinical trials in India

    “The DSMB has reviewed the safety data from the phase 2 clinical trial of the Sputnik V vaccine and recommended the phase 3 recruitment and continuation of the clinical trial without any modifications,” Dr Reddy’s said.

  • Russia ready to trial combined AstraZeneca, Sputnik V vaccine in Ukraine Jan 03, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    Russia ready to trial combined AstraZeneca, Sputnik V vaccine in Ukraine

    Russia's sovereign RDIF, which is marketing the Sputnik V vaccine abroad, announced in December trials to test a combination of the AstraZeneca vaccine with the Sputnik V shot to see if this can boost the efficacy of the British drugmaker's vaccine.

  • Finland, Mexico report adverse effects to Pfizer vaccine; Argentina sees reactions to Sputnik V: Report Jan 03, 2021 08:57 AM IST

    Finland, Mexico report adverse effects to Pfizer vaccine; Argentina sees reactions to Sputnik V: Report

    A 32-year-old doctor in Mexico has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) due to severe medical allergy to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

  • Russia to distribute over 1 million Sputnik V shots at home by year-end: Minister Dec 30, 2020 07:45 PM IST

    Russia to distribute over 1 million Sputnik V shots at home by year-end: Minister

    Russia, which began rolling out the vaccine in early December, has so far produced over 2 million doses in total, Industry Minister Denis Manturov told state television.

  • Belarus starts coronavirus vaccination with Sputnik V Dec 29, 2020 05:16 PM IST

    Belarus starts coronavirus vaccination with Sputnik V

    Belarus, with a population of around 9.5 million people, has registered more than 188,000 cases of coronavirus infections and nearly 1,400 deaths.

  • Russia approves Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for people over 60: Report Dec 26, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Russia approves Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for people over 60: Report

    People over 60 have thus far been excluded from Russia's national inoculation programme, as the shot was tested on this age group separately.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Russia halts new volunteers in Sputnik V trial now it is increasingly available Dec 23, 2020 09:21 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Russia halts new volunteers in Sputnik V trial now it is increasingly available

    Russia is in a unique position because it approved Sputnik V very early, in August, after phase I and II human trials showed that it was safe and produced the antibodies needed for a protective immune response.

  • COVID Vaccine: The opportunities for investors - Part I Dec 11, 2020 08:32 AM IST

    COVID Vaccine: The opportunities for investors - Part I

    Vaccine rollout will throw up opportunities not just for the domestic pharmaceutical and healthcare industry but also the logistics value chain, right from vaccine production, delivery, storage and then the actual immunisation

  • Clinical trial: 17 volunteers given Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Pune Dec 06, 2020 05:48 PM IST

    Clinical trial: 17 volunteers given Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Pune

    Sputnik V vaccine has been developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). As per reports, India has purchased 100 million doses of the candidate from Russia.

  • Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot Dec 05, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot

    The task force said the Russian-made vaccine would first be made available to doctors and other medical workers, teachers and social workers because they ran the highest risk of exposure to the disease.

  • COVID-19 vaccine tracker | Russian President Vladimir Putin orders 'large-scale' vaccinations from next week Dec 02, 2020 08:06 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine tracker | Russian President Vladimir Putin orders 'large-scale' vaccinations from next week

    The president noted that teachers and medics will be the first to receive the jab.

  • Dr Reddy’s, RDIF begin clinical trials for Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in India Dec 02, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    Dr Reddy’s, RDIF begin clinical trials for Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in India

    Currently, 40,000 volunteers are taking part in Phase III of Sputnik V clinical trials, out of which over 22,000 have been vaccinated with the first dose and more than 19,000 with both the first and second doses of the vaccine.

  • Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to be produced in India; RDIF and Hetero agree to make over 100 million doses Nov 27, 2020 01:00 PM IST

    Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to be produced in India; RDIF and Hetero agree to make over 100 million doses

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: This is the second such partnership by an Indian company with RDIF. Earlier, Dr Reddy's partnered with RDIF to conduct clinical trials, manufacturer and distribute 100 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine in India.

  • COVID-19 vaccine | Sputnik V to be priced much lower than Moderna, Pfizer vaccines Nov 22, 2020 06:19 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | Sputnik V to be priced much lower than Moderna, Pfizer vaccines

    Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel has said their COVID-19 vaccine would cost the same as a flu shot which is between $10-$50.

  • Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrives in India, clinical trials to begin soon: Report Nov 13, 2020 11:29 AM IST

    Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrives in India, clinical trials to begin soon: Report

    The development comes at a time when Russia's Sputnik V, developed by the Gamalaya Centre, demonstrated an efficacy rate of 92 percent, according to interim trial results announced by the country's health ministry.

  • WHO in talks with Russian institute on Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine Nov 12, 2020 09:40 PM IST

    WHO in talks with Russian institute on Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

    Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is 92 percent effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim trial results, the country's sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday.

  • Dr Reddy’s: Better US prospects to sustain valuations Oct 29, 2020 03:52 PM IST

    Dr Reddy’s: Better US prospects to sustain valuations

    Dr Reddy's US growth prospects have improved after its recent settlement with Bristol Myers Squibb to launch an oncology drug

  • Coronavirus vaccine update: Dr Reddy's to test Sputnik V on 100 volunteers in phase 2 Oct 25, 2020 09:14 AM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine update: Dr Reddy's to test Sputnik V on 100 volunteers in phase 2

    Upon regulatory approval in India, RDIF will supply 100 million doses of Sputnik V to Dr Reddy's.

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