Covovax trials begin in India, hope to launch it by Sept 2021: Adar Poonawalla


PTI, Mar 27, 2021, 2:49 PM IST

New Delhi: Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Saturday said clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine Covovax have begun in India and the company hopes to launch it by September this year.

In August 2020, American vaccine company Novavax, Inc had announced a licence agreement with SII for the development and commercialization of NVX-CoV2373, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, in low and middle-income countries and India.

“Covovax trials finally begin in India; the vaccine is made through a partnership with @Novavax and @SerumInstIndia. It has been tested against African and UK variants of #COVID19 and has an overall efficacy of 89%. Hope to launch by September 2021!,” Poonawalla said in a tweet.

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