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Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use approval for Covaxin: Report


New Delhi, Dec 07: After Pfizer and Serum Institute, Hyderabad-put together drug firm Bharat Biotech with respect to Monday applied to the focal medication controller looking for crisis use authorisation for its COVID-19 immunization Covaxin, official sources said. 

Covaxin is as a rule indigenously created by Bharat Biotech as a team with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). 

On December 4, Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an all-party meeting had communicated trust that a COVID-19 antibody might be prepared in half a month. 

That very night, the Indian arm of US drug monster Pfizer looked for crisis use endorsement for its antibody from the focal medication controller, after the firm made sure about such freedom in the UK and Bahrain. 

Crown Vaccine: Serum Institute looks for crisis use gesture for Covishield in India 

The Serum Institute looked for such gesture for the Oxford COVID-19 immunization, Covishield, on December 6. 

The utilizations of Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India and Pfizer will be assessed by the subject master board (SEC) on COVID-19 at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) in the coming days. 

"Be that as it may, none of the applications has so far been sent to the advisory group and no date has been fixed as on when the SEC will meet for surveying and assessing the applications," the official source said.

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