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Covid-19: Zydus Cadila begins human clinical trials of vaccine candidate

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Zydus Cadila has started human clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate ZyCoV-D, the drug firm announced. The company will be enrolling over 1,000 subjects across multiple clinical study sites in India during trials, it said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday.

The adaptive phase I/ II human clinical trials of ZyCoV-D have commenced with the first human dosing, it said, adding that “the adaptive phase I/II dose escalation, multi-centric study will assess the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the vaccine.”

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Earlier this month, Zydus had received approval from domestic authorities to start human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine contender – the second Indian pharmaceutical firm to get such nod amid a surge in novel coronavirus infections worldwide.

It got approval a few days after India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate COVAXIN, developed by city-based Bharat Biotech in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology, got the nod for human clinical trials from the Drug Controller General of India.

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