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Serum Institute of India require around Rs 3,000 crore to ramp up vaccine production: Adar Poonawalla

NEW DELHI: Serum Institute of India (SII) would require around Rs 3,000 crore to ramp up production capacity for making vaccines for Covid-19, its CEO Adar Poonawalla said on Tuesday. “We need roughly Rs 3,000 crores which is not a small figure considering we have already spent thousands of crores. We have to find other […]

First Covishield consignment leaves Serum Institute for 13 locations

NEW DELHI: A decisive phase in India’s fight against coronavirus began in the wee hours on Tuesday as the first consignment of Covishield vaccines left Serum Institute of India for Pune airport, four days ahead of the nationwide inoculation drive launch. Three temperature-controlled trucks rolled out of the Serum Institute gates shortly before 5 am […]

Narendra Modi government wants Serum Institute to lower price of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Neha Arora & Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government (government of India) has been negotiating with the Serum Institute of India to bring down the price of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, people close to the matter said, delaying the roll-out of the country’s immunisation programme. India’s drug regulator has approved emergency use of the […]

‘Covishield’ vaccine ready to roll out in coming weeks: Adar Poonawalla

NEW DELHI: Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Sunday said the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ is ready to roll out in the coming weeks. Poonawalla’s remarks came soon after after India’s drugs regulator approved Covishield for restricted emergency use. “Happy new year, everyone! All the risks @SerumInstIndia took with stockpiling the vaccine, have […]

Narendra Modi government must indemnify vaccine makers against all lawsuits: Adar Poonawalla

NEW DELHI: Vaccine manufacturers need to have protection against all lawsuits for their vaccines especially during a pandemic, Serum Institute of India (SII) Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla has said. He also said that the vaccine makers are going to propose this to the government, while speaking at a virtual panel on the challenges of […]

Narendra Modi reviews COVID-19 vaccine development in Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi held a 3-city tour to Serum Institute of India in Pune, Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad and Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad today, to personally review the development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccine. The PM’s visit aimed at getting a first-hand perspective of the preparations, challenges and roadmap […]

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