InvestorQ : Has Serum Institute stopped vaccine trials for COVID-19?
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Has Serum Institute stopped vaccine trials for COVID-19?

rhea Babu answered.
10 months ago

Pune based Serum Institute has announced that it is pausing clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine jointly designed by AstraZeneca and Oxford Research. Earlier this week, Astra Zeneca halted trials because of an unexplained illness in one study participant.

This move comes after the DCGI issued a show-cause notice to Serum Institute for not informing them regarding AstraZeneca halting clinical trials of the Oxford vaccine. Serum will also halt trials till the time Astra Zeneca restarts clinical trials.

In the show-cause notice, the DCGI has asked Serum Institute to explain why the permission granted to Serum for conducting Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials of the vaccine should not be suspended till patient safety was proved more explicitly.