The COVID-19 vaccine has assumed significance due to more than 11.60 lakh cases globally including more than 28,500 deaths. With ongoing trials, there are several companies who are already in the race. Here are some of the key names that are leading the race for the vaccine. They include Bharat Biotech which is at the forefront.

Globally, Oxford Research is the only name to be at an advanced stage of State 3 testing. There are many more name at Stage 1 and Stage 2 and the Serum Institute of India is considered to be a major name that will launch the vaccine in India in collaboration with Oxford. Bharat Biotech has just started Stage 3 trials in association with ICMR.