Kool-ex and IndoSpace to jointly develop warehouses for COVID-19 vaccine

Bengaluru: Kool-ex, a leading Pharma Cold Chain Logistics firm has entered into a partnership with IndoSpace to develop temperature controlled warehouses across the country as it looks to tap into the growing need of cold storage facilities for COVID19 vaccine. As part of the asset-light deal, Kool-ex and IndoSpace will …

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Bharat Biotech inks pact with WU’s School of Medicine for COVID-19 intranasal vaccine

According to a press release issued by the Hyderabad-based vaccine maker, Bharat Biotech owns the rights to distribute the vaccine in all markets except the US, Japan and Europe. Bharat Biotech On Wednesday signed a licensing agreement with Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis for a novel “chimp-adenovirus” …

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What a gift: Russia offers UN staff free virus vaccines

The coronavirus pandemic means this year’s General Assembly is a work-from-home production, for the first time in its history. What do you do when Vladimir Putin offers you Russia’s new coronavirus vaccine, for free? United Nations staff in New York and around the world are now facing that choice, after …

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As U.S. surpasses 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, Wisconsin sounds alarm over surges in cases

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Tuesday declared a new public health emergency and extended a face mask mandate into November. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Tuesday declared a new public health emergency and extended a face mask mandate into November to fight a coronavirus flareup, as the number of people …

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India’s Serum Institute starts manufacturing Codagenix’s potential COVID-19 vaccine

Codagenix Inc said on Tuesday Serum Institute of India has started manufacturing the U.S. biotech firm’s potential COVID-19 vaccine and it expects to begin early-stage human trial of the vaccine by the end of 2020 in the UK. Serum Institute, the world’s largest vaccine maker by number of doses produced, …

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U.K. raises coronavirus alert as infections rise ‘exponentially’, heightened curbs from Thursday

U.K. might impose a 10 pm closing deadline for all pubs, bars and restaurants as part of plans to control crowds. The U.K. government has raised its coronavirus alert level from three to four, which indicates that the transmission of the virus is high and rising “exponentially“. Downing Street on …

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Coronavirus | U.S. closes in on 2 lakh deaths weeks before election

US has had the world’s highest official death toll for months, ahead of Brazil and India, with 136,895 and 87,882 deaths respectively. The United States edged close to registering 200,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump …

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Coronavirus | ICMR keen on saliva-based test for COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is actively exploring a saliva-based test for COVID-19, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said here on Sunday, adding that there has been no significant mutation in SARS-CoV-2 in India. Speaking during his social media interaction, Sunday Samvaad, the Minister said, “On the recent saliva-based …

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