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Covaxin: Bharat Biotech to conduct Phase-3 clinical trials in 26,000 volunteers

Bharat Biotech, a leading vaccine maker which is developing India's own vaccine for coronavirus named COVAXIN said it has successfully completed interim analysis of Phase I and II trials and is initiating Phase-III trials in 26,000 participants.

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New Delhi Published on: October 23, 2020 18:53 IST
Covaxin: Bharat Biotech to conduct Phase-3 trials in 26,000 volunteers
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Covaxin: Bharat Biotech to conduct Phase-3 trials in 26,000 volunteers

Bharat Biotech, a leading vaccine maker which is developing India's own vaccine for coronavirus named COVAXIN said it has successfully completed interim analysis of Phase I and II trials and is initiating Phase-III trials in 26,000 participants.

"After successful completion of the interim analysis from the Phase 1 & 2 clinical trials of Covaxin, Bharat Biotech received DCGI approval for Phase 3 clinical trials in 26,000 participants in over 25 centres across India," the vaccine maker said in a communication.

Covaxin is being developed byBharatBiotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of Virology (NIV).

The city-based vaccine maker had on October 2 sought the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI)'s permission to conduct Phase 3 randomised double-blind placebo-controlled multi centre trial of its COVID-19 vaccine, sources said.

In July, the DCGI had given permission to Bharat Biotech to conduct

(With Inputs from PTI)

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