Biological E gets drug regulator's approval to conduct phase 2/3 trials on children

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) on Wednesday granted permission to Hyderabad-based Biological E Limited to conduct Phase 2 & 3 clinical trials for its anti-COVID shots called Corbevax on children between 5 and 18 years of age with certain conditions, sources told ANI.


ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 02-09-2021 09:47 IST | Created: 02-09-2021 09:44 IST
Biological E gets drug regulator's approval to conduct phase 2/3 trials on children
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The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) on Wednesday granted permission to Hyderabad-based Biological E Limited to conduct Phase 2 & 3 clinical trials for its anti-COVID shots called Corbevax on children between 5 and 18 years of age with certain conditions, sources told ANI. The trial will be conducted in ten locations.

The permission has been given to Biological E after the recommendation from the Subject Expert Committee. Meanwhile, Zydus Cadila's needle-free COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D has already received emergency use authorisation (EUA) to inoculate children in the age group of 12-18. It is expected to be administered from the first week of October.

The trials of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin COVID-19 vaccine for phases 2 & 3 for children are underway, and its result is expected in September. It is to be noted that the government has made an advance payment of Rs 1,500 crore to Biological E for 30 crore vaccines.

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