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Covid-19: DCGI grants Emergency Use Authorization to India’s 1st mRNA vaccine

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Covid-19: DCGI grants Emergency Use Authorization to India’s 1st mRNA vaccine

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Pune-based Gennova Biopharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Emcure Pharmaceuticals, whose mRNA Covid-19 vaccine GEMCOVAC-19 acquired the nod from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), stated they’re engaged on a booster dose that may be efficient in opposition to the Omicron variant additionally.

The DCGI on Tuesday granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to GEMCOVAC-19, which is India’s first indigenously developed mRNA vaccine. It is barely the third mRNA vaccine authorised for Covid-19 on the planet.

Gennova Chief Operating Officer Samit Mehta stated the medical trial protocol for the booster shot had been submitted utilizing the Omicron variant. “We have made minor tweaks in the current formulation, and we have already submitted that protocol for clinical trials for boosters,” he stated.

The firm stated they goal to supply round 4-5 million doses per thirty days, and this capability might be doubled. On the plans for the roll-out of the vaccine, Mehta stated, “It depends upon what stand the government takes whether they would like to procure and then deploy or they would prefer it if we are ones to reach out to the private market. Discussions are underway.”

Mehta stated the intensive trials noticed minor negative effects. “We injected our product in at least 4,000 healthy volunteers, and we haven’t noticed events like myocarditis or any other cardiac issues among the trial volunteers. Though adverse events have been reported in other mRNA vaccines, we didn’t witness anything like that in our trials.”