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Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V to be tested on 100 Indian volunteers: Report

Sputnik V vaccine

The Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 will be tested in India on 100 volunteers, the Indian Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation’s Drug Controller General (DCGI) told Sputnik.

As per a ANI report, pharmaceutical giant Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has been given permission by DGCI to conduct tests. However, the date and time of the test will be determined by the company.

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Sputnik quoted the organisation as saying that the vaccine will be tested in the second phase of its clinical trials before moving on to phase 3. According to a government official, Dr Reddy’s Lab has stated that in phase 2 clinical trial–“would include 100 subjects and for phase 3, it would take 1400 subjects.”

“Once the pharma company would submit the safety and immunogenicity data of phase 2, it would be analysed by the expert panel and then they can proceed for the phase 3 trial,” the official added.

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