WHO approves Biological E Limited as additional manufacturing site for Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

US Embassy in India congratulated Biological E. Limited, a Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical and vaccines company for getting approval from WHO as an additional manufacturing site for the Janssen/Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. “Congratulations to @biological_e on its @WHO approval as an additional manufacturing site for the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine! Great […]

Covaxin safe for children aged 2-18 years, says Bharat Biotech

Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) on Thursday announced that Covaxin, its whole-virion inactivated COVID-19 vaccine has proven to be safe, well-tolerated, and highly immunogenic in paediatric subjects in phase II/III study, said a press release. The study has been accepted and published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, a peer-reviewed high-impact factor […]

Covaxin booster shot enhances efficacy against Delta, Omicron variants of Covid-19: Study

A study showed that administration of Covaxin booster dose will enhance the vaccine effectiveness against the Delta variant infection and give protection against two Omicron variants of COVID-19. The study by ‘bioRxiv’, an open-access preprint repository for the biological sciences, shared on Tuesday that its study shows that administration of […]

SEC to discuss India’s first indigenously developed vaccine against cervical cancer

The first indigenously developed quadrivalent human papillomavirus (qHPV) vaccine against cervical cancer by the Serum Institute of India (SII) will be discussed by the Subject expert committee on Wednesday. The application for market authorization of the qHPV vaccine was submitted to the DCGI on June 8 by Prakash Kumar Singh […]

Russian Health Watchdog Detects Omicron Subvariant BA.4 in Population

 A more contagious subvariant of the COVID-19 Omicron strain has slipped into Russia, a senior official at the national consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said. Kamil Khafizov, the head of genome research at Rospotrebnadzor’s Central Research Institute for Epidemiology, told reporters that two national labs had submitted the viral genome of the BA.4 sublineage […]

Depeche Mode founding member and keyboardist Andy Fletcher dies at 60

 Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, the unassuming, bespectacled, red-headed keyboardist who for more than 40 years added his synth sounds to Depeche Mode hits like “Just Can’t Get Enough” and “Personal Jesus,” has died at age 60. Depeche Mode announced the death of founding member Fletcher on its official social media pages. A person close to the […]