Panacea Biotec supplies second component of Sputnik V vaccine in India


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Supply of other components of Sputnik-V vaccine

New Delhi. Panacea Biotech has supplied the first consignment of the second ‘component’ of Sputnik V vaccine to Russia. This vaccine is manufactured by the company for sale in India. Pharmaceutical company Panacea Biotech and Russia’s Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a joint statement that this is the first batch of the second ‘component’ of the vaccine. It is produced and supplied by the company. Sputnik V vaccine has different dosage characteristics. That is, different elements are included in both doses of the Kovid vaccine.

It provides immunity for a longer duration than vaccines that use the same delivery mechanism for both doses, the statement said. Panacea Biotech informed the stock exchange late on Monday that the second ‘component’ of Sputnik V has been manufactured at the company’s vaccine manufacturing center in Himachal Pradesh. It will be distributed through Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, a partner of RDIF and Panacea Biotech. Rajesh Jain, Managing Director, Panacea Biotech, said, “Penesia Biotech is pleased to successfully produce and release the first batch of Sputnik – V vaccine component – ​​2 (AD5). More consignments are in the process of production.

Apart from Sputnik-V, Oxford AstraZeneca’s vaccine Coveshield which is being produced by Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech’s Covaccine is being given in the country. There is a steady increase in vaccination in India. So far, more than 70 crore doses of vaccine have been given in the country. Out of this, 10 crore doses have been given in the last 13 days only. So far, the vaccination of more than 16 crore people has been completed in the country.

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