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Process for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials begins at NIMS Hyderabad

Process for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials begins at NIMS Hyderabad
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Hyderabad, Jul 7 (PTI) The process of conducting clinical

trials for Covaxin, a vaccine candidate for COVID-19, began on

Tuesday at the Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS)

here, a top official of the state-run medical facility said.

"We will select healthy individuals and draw blood and

send the blood samples to designated labs in New Delhi.

They will give the green signal. Then the medicine people

will examine and the first shot of the vaccine will be given

due observation," NIMS director Dr K Manohar told PTI.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has

identified 12 clinical trial sites such as medical

institutions and hospitals, including NIMS, and has asked

their principal investigators to ensure that the subject

enrolment is initiated no later than July 7.

"Everything will be sent to ICMR, where data is analysed.

We have already started the screening of individuals. We will

first take audio visual consent of the individual," the

medical officer added.

Asked about the total number of individuals required for

the clinical trial, Manohar said at least 30 are needed.

The clinical trials proposal was already placed before

the NIMS hospital ethics committee.

The Drug Controller General of India recently granted

permission to initiate Phase I & II human clinical trials for

COVID-19 Vaccine Covaxin- being developed by Bharat Biotech,

in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research

(ICMR) and National Institute of Virology (NIV). PTI GDK APR

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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