InvestorQ : What has been the latest update on the tests done by Serum and others on the Oxford vaccine marketed by Astra Zeneca?
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What has been the latest update on the tests done by Serum and others on the Oxford vaccine marketed by Astra Zeneca?

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swati Bakhda answered.
4 weeks ago
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There appears to be some good news on the COVID front. The vaccine jointly developed by AstraZeneca and University of Oxford has been found to produce an immune response in young people and old adults. This has raised hopes of a resolution to the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to the representatives of University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, the results further build the body of evidence pertaining to the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine. This would put AstraZeneca and Pfizer on the fast track to finding a vaccine to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

According to the company, the observation that older people get an immune response from the vaccine is positive because normally the immune system tends to weaken with age and older people are most vulnerable to fatalities due to the virus. If it works, it will ensure that normalcy may return and the spread would be curbed.

The company and the University are expected to publish details of the finding soon. AstraZeneca has signed several supply and manufacturing deals with companies and governments around the world and Serum Institute will be doing it in India, including the final stage clinical testing.

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