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Serum Institute of India

India's Serum Institute 'to invest in UK'

India's Serum Institute 'to invest in UK'

  • The Serum Institute of India (SII) is the world's largest vaccine maker by volume, and has been at the forefront of producing the lower-cost AstraZeneca coronavirus shot.
Published 04 May, 2021 10:03am
India AstraZeneca shot delay could be 'catastrophic' for Africa
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India AstraZeneca shot delay could be 'catastrophic' for Africa

  • India decided to delay big exports of the shots made in its territory by the Serum Institute of India (SII) to make sure it could meet local demand, two sources told Reuters last week.
  • The African Union had planned to vaccinate 20%-30% of the continent's population by the end of the year he said. "If the vaccines are delayed we are unlikely to meet our target," he added.
Published 01 Apr, 2021 05:47pm
Indonesia sees vaccination slowdown as India delays shipments
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Indonesia sees vaccination slowdown as India delays shipments

  • India's move will affect supplies to the GAVI/WHO-backed global COVAX vaccine-sharing facility, through which 64 lower-income countries including Indonesia are supposed to get doses from SII. "This definitely will affect (the vaccination process) because in April we only have around 7 million doses from Sinovac," Budi said.
Published 27 Mar, 2021 08:42pm
Serum Institute delays expected launch of Novavax vaccine in India
Business & Finance

Serum Institute delays expected launch of Novavax vaccine in India

  • Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive of Serum, said in January that the vaccine, named Corovax, was expected to be launched by June.
  • "It has been tested against African and UK variants of #COVID19 and has an overall efficacy of 89%," tweeted Poonawalla, whose Serum Institute is the world's largest manufacturer of vaccines.
Published 27 Mar, 2021 06:01pm
Bangladesh seeks to double vaccine purchases from Serum Institute of India
Business & Finance

Bangladesh seeks to double vaccine purchases from Serum Institute of India

  • Bangladesh is also due to get a total of 68 million doses of vaccines from a WHO-backed alliance, with the first shipment of around 10 million doses expected by June, Mannan said.
  • "We have not ordered for any additional doses. As of now our total order is for 30 million doses," Beximco Pharmaceuticals' Chief Operating Officer Rabbur Reza told Reuters.
Updated 04 Mar, 2021 09:52pm
Ukraine in talks with India on COVID-19 vaccine supply
Business & Finance

Ukraine in talks with India on COVID-19 vaccine supply

  • Negotiations are underway with an Indian manufacturer, Serum Institute, which can produce the American Novovax vaccine and has the ability to produce the AstraZeneca vaccine at the moment.
  • India will initially only ship the AstraZeneca vaccine, made by The Serum Institute,
Published 20 Jan, 2021 08:47pm
India to start COVID-19 vaccine exports as soon as Wednesday
Business & Finance

India to start COVID-19 vaccine exports as soon as Wednesday

  • The first batch of exports will be shipped to the tiny nation of Bhutan, said the officials, who asked not to be named as the plans are not public.
  • India has received requests from dozens of nations, including urgent appeals from Brazil, to begin exports of the vaccine from the SII centre in the western city of Pune.
Published 19 Jan, 2021 06:19pm
Bangladesh to begin COVID-19 vaccinations next month
World

Bangladesh to begin COVID-19 vaccinations next month

  • The South Asian country of more than 160 million in November signed a deal with the Serum Institute of India to buy 30 million doses of the vaccine developed by British drugmaker AstraZeneca.
  • The vaccine will be first applied on the health workers and it will be monitored for the next seven days. After that, we'll begin the vaccination across the country in the first week of February.
Published 11 Jan, 2021 09:43pm