SII is relying on its vast expertise in the field of vaccine manufacturing and has also been in a position to generate the vaccine quite swiftly at present, it is manufacturing about 60-70 million doses of the vaccine in a month.
Microsoft co-founder and former chief executive Bill Gates has showered praise on India’s leadership in scientific innovation and its vaccine manufacturing capability. The comments from Gates comes days just after the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) authorized two Covid-19 vaccine candidates – Covishield (Oxford University-AstraZeneca’s vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin (Indigenous Covid-19 vaccine created by Hyderabad-primarily based Bharat Biotech) for restricted emergency use in the nation.
Gates took to Twitter to appreciate the major part played by the nation in scientific innovations and vaccine manufacturing capabilities. Gates from his official Twitter account wrote that he felt good to see India’s leadership in scientific innovation and vaccine manufacturing capabilities. Gates also stated that as the globe is aiming at ending the Coronavirus pandemic, India’s position in vaccine manufacturing would play a enormous part in realising the aim. Gates in his post also shared a news post connected to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of the launch of the world’s biggest vaccination programme in the nation.
It is pertinent to know that the Serum Institute of India (SII) which has undertaken the process of manufacturing and distributing the Oxford- AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccine in the nation is the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturer. SII was a single of the 1st makers in the globe to get in touch with the UK-primarily based Oxford University and AstraZeneca which have created the Coronavirus vaccine Covishield.
SII is relying on its vast expertise in the field of vaccine manufacturing and has also been in a position to generate the vaccine quite swiftly at present, it is manufacturing about 60-70 million doses of the vaccine in a month. The organization, in addition to manufacturing the Covid-19 vaccine created by the Oxford University and AstraZeneca, also organised the clinical trials of the vaccine in 3 phases in collaboration with the public-private hospitals spread across the nation. Gates who ventured into the field of philanthropy just after his active stint in Microsoft is also playing an instrumental part in guaranteeing that the persons in beneath-created and creating nations also have rapid access to the life-saving Coronavirus vaccines.