ICMR to start BCG Vaccine study for Coronavirus next week

Indian Council of Medical Research, India’s top body for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, said it will start a new trial next week to study the efficacy of anti-TB vaccine BCG in preventing mortality in COVID-19. The statement comes even as the World Health Organization has said that there is no evidence […]

ICMR, Zydus launch diagnostic kits for infectious diseases

Government of India-funded Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and private sector player Zydus have announced the launch of new diagnostic kits that can help in detecting Japanese Encephalitis Virus in mosquitoes and the Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in sheep, goat and cattle. The kits are the result of the research and development conducted by ICMR […]

NIV to help Sun Pharma test Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya drugs

Sun Pharma announced a tie-up with National Institute of Virology (NIV) under the Indian Council of Medical Research for testing various compounds for treating rapidly spreading viral infections — Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue. The compounds will include those sourced from plants, animals and chemical entities developed by Sun Pharma. NIV will do the testing against […]