Russian vaccine on its way to India, pact signed with Dr Reddy's for trials

Russia's vaccine candidate, Sputnik V, which is based on human adenovirus platform, will soon be available in India if the regulator gives its approval. Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), a sovereign wealth fund, has signed a pact with Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy's Laboratories (DRL) for clinical trials and distribution of 100 million doses of Sputnik V in the country. Besides, talks are on with five major Indian manufacturers to produce the vaccine, not only for India but for the world. Adenoviruses most commonly cause respiratory illnesses. The cost of clinical tri.....

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