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Police: Seven arrested for cheating Serum Institute of India of Rs 1 crore
India

Police: Seven arrested for cheating Serum Institute of India of Rs 1 crore

The Cyber Unit of Pune City police on Friday arrested three accused involved in the case

India's first vaccine against cervical cancer to be launched on 1 September
Health

India's first vaccine against cervical cancer to be launched on 1 September

The Serum Institute of India and the Department of Biotechnology are set to launch India's first indigenously developed Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against cervical cancer on 1 September, official sources said.

US envoy, Novavax CEO, laud India's role in battling COVID pandemic
World

US envoy, Novavax CEO, laud India's role in battling COVID pandemic

A US delegation comprising Chargé D'Affaires Patricia Lacina, US Consul General in Mumbai Mike Hankey, CEO of Novavax Inc Stanley C Erck, and others visited SII headquarters in Pune and met its CEO Adar Poonawalla to celebrate 75 years of the US-India bilateral partnership

200 crore vaccinations: How India under Narendra Modi scripted Covid success story
India

200 crore vaccinations: How India under Narendra Modi scripted Covid success story

The country crossed a record 200 crore Covid-19 vaccinations on 17 July 2022 within barely 18 months of launching this exercise on 16 January last year

Serum Institute of India seeks nod to export 32.4 lakh doses of its COVID vaccine Covovax to US
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Serum Institute of India seeks nod to export 32.4 lakh doses of its COVID vaccine Covovax to US

In August 2020, the US-based vaccine maker Novavax Inc had announced a licence agreement with SII for the development and commercialisation of NVX-CoV2373, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Day after DCGI's nod, SII seeks inclusion of Covovax in COVID-19 immunisation programme
India

Day after DCGI's nod, SII seeks inclusion of Covovax in COVID-19 immunisation programme

Serum Institute of India has written to the Centre seeking the inclusion of Covovax in the national COVID-19 vaccination programme in the interest of public health, official sources said on Wednesday.

Govt panel recommends emergency approval for SII's Covovax for 7-11 year olds
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Govt panel recommends emergency approval for SII's Covovax for 7-11 year olds

The recommendation has been sent to Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for final approval

SII's COVID-19 vaccine Covovax now available for children in India: Adar Poonawalla
India

SII's COVID-19 vaccine Covovax now available for children in India: Adar Poonawalla

SII's CEO Adar Poonawalla said the vaccine is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'vision of providing yet another vaccine to protect our children'

Proud to say, I have the Indian jab in my arms and it did me good: Boris Johnson thanks India
World

Proud to say, I have the Indian jab in my arms and it did me good: Boris Johnson thanks India

UK PM Boris Johnson, who is on a two-day visit in India, thanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a grand welcome in his home-state Gujarat on Thursday

Adar Poonawalla warns against return to business-as-usual approach
Business

Adar Poonawalla warns against return to business-as-usual approach

He pointed out that there is rising vaccine fatigue among the public as the main reason for the low off-take of the vaccines even after the firm has massively slashed the price from Rs 600 to Rs 225 a dose

Couple moves Kerala High Court seeking Rs 10 crore compensation alleging daughter's death due to Covishield vaccine
India

Couple moves Kerala High Court seeking Rs 10 crore compensation alleging daughter's death due to Covishield vaccine

As per the petition, the 19-year-old postgraduate student began feeling unwell a day after getting the Covishield vaccine and passed away on 12 August, 2021 exactly two weeks after she was administered the vaccine

COVID-19: Indian vaccines better than Pfizer, Moderna, says Adar Poonawalla
India

COVID-19: Indian vaccines better than Pfizer, Moderna, says Adar Poonawalla

The COVID-19 vaccines which have been made in India are providing more protection against the disease than mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna, said Adar Poonawalla

COVID-19: Indian vaccines sold in Europe for first time, says Adar Poonawalla; lauds Centre's work during pandemic
India

COVID-19: Indian vaccines sold in Europe for first time, says Adar Poonawalla; lauds Centre's work during pandemic

On 9 April, Poonawalla said in a tweet that SII had decided to revise the price of Covishield vaccine for private hospitals from Rs 600 to Rs 225 per dose

Serum Institute seeks emergency use authorisation for its rBCG tuberculosis vaccine
India

Serum Institute seeks emergency use authorisation for its rBCG tuberculosis vaccine

India's TB immunisation programme currently offers BCG vaccination at birth or as early as possible till one year of age

Novovax’s COVID-19 vaccine gets authorisation for 12-17 age group in India: What you should know about Covovax
India

Novovax’s COVID-19 vaccine gets authorisation for 12-17 age group in India: What you should know about Covovax

The protein-based vaccine, which is about 90 per cent effective at preventing symptomatic coronavirus, received emergency-use approval from the Drugs Controller General of India

Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla urges Novak Djokovic to get vaccinated, tweet goes viral
India

Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla urges Novak Djokovic to get vaccinated, tweet goes viral

World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic was barred from participating in the Australian Open as he refused to get vaccinated against coronavirus

How conditional market authorisation to Covishield and Covaxin will change India’s COVID-19 vaccine drive
India

How conditional market authorisation to Covishield and Covaxin will change India’s COVID-19 vaccine drive

Highly-placed sources have said that the conditional market authorisation will now allow the two vaccines to be made available at private hospitals and clinics at pre-decided costs

Adar Poonawalla shares meme on Twitter, urges people to take COVID-19 booster shots
India

Adar Poonawalla shares meme on Twitter, urges people to take COVID-19 booster shots

The video emphasises the usefulness of the COVID-19 vaccine against the new virus variants.

Serum Institute pledges over $66 million to Oxford University for vaccine research centre
India

Serum Institute pledges over $66 million to Oxford University for vaccine research centre

The main focus of the research taking place in the Poonawalla Building will be vaccinology and it will house over 300 research scientists

Serum Institute of India resumes vaccine exports under COVAX distribution program
India

Serum Institute of India resumes vaccine exports under COVAX distribution program

After halting most overseas sales in March, Serum Institute will be dispatching the first new exports under the COVAX program for Tajikistan on Friday evening.