Coronavirus vaccine: 6 Indian firms race against time to develop cure but patience only option

Business Today | May 23, 2020 at 1:12 PM
  • As Indian companies struggle to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, which has infected over 1 lakh people and claimed over 3,700 lives in India so far, experts opine that research in the country is still at a nascent stage and any solid breakthrough is not likely within a year.
  • The WHO has listed Serum Institute of India, Zydus Cadila, Indian Immunologicals Limited and Bharat Biotech from India among the firms involved in developing a vaccine.
  • India’s vaccine manufacturing capacity is quite remarkable and at least three Indian companies – Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech and Biologicals E are at the forefront, working with international partners to manufacture a vaccine for COVID-19.