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Bharat Biotech’s intranasal Covid booster dose trials get DCGI nod

The approval comes soon after Covaxin and Serum Institute of India's Covishield were cleared for sale in the market.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 28, 2022 3:39:17 pm
The trials will be conducted at nine different sites in India | Representational image/Getty images

Bharat Biotech, the maker of Covaxin, on Friday obtained approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for conducting trials of its intranasal booster doses against Covid-19 (BBV154).

According to news agency ANI, the trials will be conducted at nine different sites in India.

“The Phase-3 clinical trial should be conducted as per protocol multi-centre study to compare immunogenicity and safety of BBV154 with Covaxin,” the letter issued by the DCGI said.

An intranasal vaccine as a booster dose would be easier to administer in mass vaccination campaigns and has the potential to prevent transmission.

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Bharat Biotech had last month sought the drug regulator’s approval to conduct phase 3 trials of the nasal vaccine. The approval comes soon after Covaxin and Serum Institute of India’s Covishield were cleared for sale in the market.

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