IIT Guwahati collaborates with Hester Biosciences to develop recombinant vaccine against Covid-19
- Ahmedabad-based pharmaceutical firm
Hester Bioscienceson Wednesday said it has collaborated with Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati( IITG) to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.
- The vaccine will be based on recombinant avian paramyxovirus-based vector platform, the company said.
- The role of the institute is to produce the recombinant vaccine candidate.
Ahmedabad-based pharmaceutical firm Hester Biosciences on Wednesday said it has collaborated with Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. The agreement between the two organisations was signed on April 15, 2020.
The vaccine will be based on recombinant avian paramyxovirus-based vector platform, the company said.
AdvertisementThe recombinant avian paramyxovirus-1 will be used to express the immunogenic protein of SARS-CoV-2, which could then be used as a vaccine candidate for further study.
The role of the institute is to produce the recombinant vaccine candidate.
"IITG and Hester have collaborated to develop and manufacture a recombinant vaccine against COVID-19 disease as a preventive measure. Hester's involvement would be from master seed development up to release of the commercial vaccine," Rajiv Gandhi, CEO and MD, Hester Biosciences said.
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