Serum Institute halts India trials of Oxford vaccine after drug controller's notice : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Serum Institute halts India trials of Oxford vaccine after drug controller's notice

Trials paused after study participant developed unexplained illness

Serum Institute halts India trials of Oxford vaccine after drug controller's notice

We are reviewing the situation and pausing India trials," Serum said in a brief statement.



Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 11

The Serum Institute of India on Thursday announced halting of India trials of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine candidate till the global suspension on the process is revoked and the trials restarted.

Adar Poonawala-led SII, which is a manufacturing partner for the vaccine, today said: “We are reviewing the situation and pausing India trials till AstraZeneca restarts them. We are following DCGI's instructions and will not be able to comment further on the same. You can connect with DCGI for more updates on this front.”

The announcement of India pause of trials was announced by SII a day after Drug Controller General of India issued it a show-cause notice asking why permissions granted earlier for phase 2 and 3 human trials on Indian volunteers not be suspended in the light of new evidence of severe illness in a participant of the UK phase-3 trial of the vaccine.

AstraZeneca yesterday announced global halt of the ongoing phase-3 trials of the said vaccine after a participant developed a serious neurological illness whose source is being probed.


Top News

Indian elections victory for democratic world: PM at G7

Indian elections victory for democratic world: PM Modi at G7

Bats for ending tech monopoly, cites its use in biggest poll...

Modi and Meloni review progress of India-Italy strategic partnership

PM Modi and Meloni review progress of India-Italy strategic partnership

Discuss India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor

Terror on rise, 50,000 CAPF men head to J&K

Terror on rise, 50,000 CAPF men head to Jammu and Kashmir

Decision before PM’s June 21 visit | Assets of terror sympat...

Lord Ram didn’t let ‘arrogant’ BJP secure majority: Indresh

Lord Ram didn’t let ‘arrogant’ BJP secure majority: RSS leader Indresh Kumar

Not Sangh view, ties with party same as before: RSS


Cities

View All