ZYDUS BEGINS DELIVERING ITS NEEDLE-FREE COVID VACCINE TO GOVERNMENT

Zydus Cadila has begun supplying its needle-free anti-Covid vaccine ZyCoV-D to the government, the company announced on Wednesday.

“The company has started the supplies of its Covid-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D to the government of India against their order from its newly commissioned, state-of-the-art Zydus Vaccine Technology Excellence Centre at the Zydus Biotech Park in Changodar, Ahmedabad,” said the company in a statement.

The government last year placed an order for 10 million vaccine doses for the national anti-Covid immunisation programme. The company is also planning to make the vaccine available in the market.

ZyCoV-D is the world’s first plasmid DNA vaccine. A three-dose vaccine, it is to be administered intradermally using the painless PharmaJet needle-free system called Tropis on day 0, day 28, and day 56.

The vaccine will be priced 265 per dose and the applicator 93 per dose excluding GST. The company said it has signed an agreement with Shilpa Medicare Limited, a contract manufacturing organisation, to produce doses of ZyCoV-D. It also has a pact with Enzychem Lifesciences of the Republic of Korea for the manufacturing license and technology transfer for the vaccine.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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