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Zydus Cadila starts supply of COVID-19 vaccine to the government

Zydus Cadila starts supply of COVID-19 vaccine to government

Drug firm Zydus Cadila on Wednesday said it has commenced supplies of its COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D to the central government.

The company has initiated the supply as per the order placed by the government, the drug firm said in a statement.

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The group is also planning to make the vaccine available in the private market, it added.

ZyCoV-D is a three-dose vaccine administered intradermally.

“The vaccine will be priced at Rs 265 per dose and the applicator being offered at Rs 93 per dose, excluding GST,” Zydus Cadila said.

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The Ahmedabad-based drugmaker has also entered into a definitive agreement with Shilpa Medicare Ltd, a contract manufacturing organisation, to produce mutually agreeable doses of ZyCoV-D.

It has also entered into an agreement with Enzychem Lifesciences of the Republic of Korea for the manufacturing license and technology transfer for the Plasmid DNA Vaccine, Zydus Cadila noted.

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ZyCoV-D is a Plasmid DNA vaccine that produces the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and elicits an immune response mediated by the cellular and humoral arms of the human immune system, which play a vital role in protection from disease as well as viral clearance.

 

Article Proofread & Published by Gauri Malhotra.

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