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  • LN Mittal gifts 3.5mn pounds to Oxford's professorship developing COVID-19 vaccine Jul 10, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    LN Mittal gifts 3.5mn pounds to Oxford's professorship developing COVID-19 vaccine

    The chair is currently held by Professor Adrian Hill, who is the principal investigator for the Oxford trial to develop the vaccine

  • COVAXIN Trials: Ethics committees at AIIMS, Vizag hospital yet to approve protocols Jul 07, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    COVAXIN Trials: Ethics committees at AIIMS, Vizag hospital yet to approve protocols

    Clinical trials of the indigenous COVID-19 COVAXIN may be delayed further as multiple institutes, which are selected to hold these trials, still evaluating the process.

  • Science ministry says COVID-19 vaccine unlikely before 2021, but retracts later Jul 06, 2020 10:37 AM IST

    Science ministry says COVID-19 vaccine unlikely before 2021, but retracts later

    The Science and Technology ministry edited a press release to remove a sentence that suggested a vaccine against COVID-19 is "unlikely to be ready for mass use before 2021".

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Haven’t set August 15 as deadline, COVID-19 vaccine will have to undergo all trials: ICMR Jul 06, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Haven’t set August 15 as deadline, COVID-19 vaccine will have to undergo all trials: ICMR

    The Indian Council of Medical Research has said it aims to complete the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine’s clinical trials as soon as possible, and that it has not set August 15 as a deadline.

  • COVID-19 vaccine launch by Aug 15 unfeasible, ICMR slammed for raising ‘unrealistic hope and expectations’ Jul 05, 2020 12:22 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine launch by Aug 15 unfeasible, ICMR slammed for raising ‘unrealistic hope and expectations’

    The Indian Council of Medical Research and private pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech India earlier said that they hoped to launch a vaccine against the novel coronavirus for public health use latest by August 15.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Sanofi eyes approval of COVID-19 vaccine by first half of 2021 Jun 23, 2020 11:09 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Sanofi eyes approval of COVID-19 vaccine by first half of 2021

    Sanofi had said in April that the novel coronavirus vaccine, if successful, would be available in the second half of 2021.

  • Coronavirus vaccine | Johnson & Johnson to start human trials in July Jun 11, 2020 10:15 AM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine | Johnson & Johnson to start human trials in July

    In March, J&J signed deals with the US government to create enough manufacturing capacity to produce more than 1 billion doses of its vaccine through 2021, even before it has evidence that it works.

  • Govt simplifies clinical trial rules to expedite COVID-19 vaccine development: Report Jun 04, 2020 11:23 AM IST

    Govt simplifies clinical trial rules to expedite COVID-19 vaccine development: Report

    The new process is likely to help Indian pharmaceutical companies develop and get a COVID-19 vaccine to the market faster.

  • BIG STORY | 30 Indian groups to develop COVID-19 vaccine May 29, 2020 07:35 PM IST

    BIG STORY | 30 Indian groups to develop COVID-19 vaccine

    In this edition of Big Story, Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra shares details on the progress made on this front.

  • GSK to produce 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine booster in 2021 May 28, 2020 02:44 PM IST

    GSK to produce 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine booster in 2021

    The London-listed company said it was in talks with governments on backing for the programme, which would effectively allow for a scaling up of production of future successful vaccines

  • Half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine: Poll May 27, 2020 11:27 AM IST

    Half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine: Poll

    That's surprisingly low considering the effort going into the global race for a vaccine against the coronavirus that has sparked a pandemic since first emerging from China late last year.

  • US plans massive coronavirus vaccine testing effort to meet year-end deadline May 25, 2020 01:06 PM IST

    US plans massive coronavirus vaccine testing effort to meet year-end deadline

    The project will compress what is typically 10 years of vaccine development and testing into a matter of months, testimony to the urgency to halt a pandemic that has infected more than 5 million people

  • First signs if a COVID-19 vaccine works possible in autumn: GAVI head May 24, 2020 05:30 PM IST

    First signs if a COVID-19 vaccine works possible in autumn: GAVI head

    "But there will still be a long way to go from there until an approved active substance becomes available in large quantities for the global population." he said

  • India will have to play key role in mass production of COVID-19 vaccine: French envoy May 24, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    India will have to play key role in mass production of COVID-19 vaccine: French envoy

    Dozens of researchers across the globe are racing against time to come out with a vaccine for coronavirus that has infected over 53 lakh people and has killed over 3.4 lakh globally.

  • How one Indian company could be world's door to a COVID-19 vaccine May 24, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    How one Indian company could be world's door to a COVID-19 vaccine

    Serum Institute, the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines by volume, is working on several candidates for the novel coronavirus.

  • 'Possible that UK may never find a successful COVID-19 vaccine': Business Secretary Alok Sharma May 18, 2020 11:03 AM IST

    'Possible that UK may never find a successful COVID-19 vaccine': Business Secretary Alok Sharma

    "Two of the world's frontrunners to develop a vaccine is right here in the UK, at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London." he added.

  • Sanofi says COVID-19 vaccine will be available worldwide simultaneously May 15, 2020 08:23 AM IST

    Sanofi says COVID-19 vaccine will be available worldwide simultaneously

    "There will be no particular advance given to any country," Serge Weinberg told France 2 television.

  • World has changed even if pandemic ends, vaccine found: Canada PM Justin Trudeau May 15, 2020 08:10 AM IST

    World has changed even if pandemic ends, vaccine found: Canada PM Justin Trudeau

    Trudeau unveiled new measures to support hard hit sectors, including C$470 million ($334 million) for fisheries, and the partial reopening of some national parks.

  • India calls upon G20 nations to ensure access to essential treatments, vaccines at affordable prices May 15, 2020 07:32 AM IST

    India calls upon G20 nations to ensure access to essential treatments, vaccines at affordable prices

    In his interventions during the second G20 virtual trade and investment ministers meeting, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal asked the G20 members to first focus on immediate and concrete actions that can ease the distress being faced by people all over the world due to COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Coronavirus crisis | These four COVID-19 vaccines are ahead of the pack May 10, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus crisis | These four COVID-19 vaccines are ahead of the pack

    Over 100 potential COVID-19 vaccines are currently under development, but four are ahead of the pack.

  • Coronavirus structure offers clue to high infection rate: Study May 06, 2020 12:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus structure offers clue to high infection rate: Study

    The study, published in the Journal of Molecular Biology, identifies a structural loop in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, an area of the virus that facilitates entry into cells.

  • Gilead in talks to expand global supply of COVID-19 drug remdesivir May 06, 2020 09:01 AM IST

    Gilead in talks to expand global supply of COVID-19 drug remdesivir

    Gilead Sciences Inc said on Tuesday it was in discussions with chemical and drug manufacturers to produce its experimental COVID-19 drug remdesivir for Europe, Asia and the developing world through at least 2022.

  • PM Modi reviews status of India's efforts in developing coronavirus vaccine May 06, 2020 07:25 AM IST

    PM Modi reviews status of India's efforts in developing coronavirus vaccine

    Chairing a meeting of the Task Force on Corona Vaccine Development, Drug Discovery, Diagnosis and Testing, he took note of the "extraordinary coming together" of academia, industry and government, combined with speedy but efficient regulatory process.

  • COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still no guarantee May 04, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still no guarantee

    About 100 research groups are pursuing vaccines with nearly a dozen in early stages of human trials or poised to start.

  • South Asia could face health emergency if children do not receive life-saving vaccine: UNICEF Apr 30, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    South Asia could face health emergency if children do not receive life-saving vaccine: UNICEF

    Sporadic outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles and diphtheria, have already been seen in parts of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal, the UN Children's Fund said.

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