Serum Institute of India is a manufacturer of immunobiological drugs including Indian vaccines. It was established in 1966 by the Cyrus Poonawalla. The firm is the largest manufacturer of vaccines in the world by number of doses produced. Currently it is developing a swine flu vaccine intra-nasal.
The Serum Institute of India, which is collaborating with Oxford University for a successful covid-19 under-trial vaccine, aims to get the vials ready for use by September-October, its chief executive said on Tuesday as US scientists announced progress with the Oxford animal vaccine.Tuesday brought in unprecedented positive news against the devastating covid-19 pandemic in the world war.
Scientists at the Rugged Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, USA, announced that six rhesus monkeys were "safe" 28 days later inoculated with the Oxford University vaccine and then subjected to large quantities of the novel coronavirus, the New York Times announced.The Serum Institute, the biggest vaccine producer in the country, is a marketing affiliate of the Oxford University project, one of seven such collaborators across the globe.A team headed by Professor Adrian Hill, head of the Oxford-based Jenner Institute, also launched clinical testing of the vaccine on 23 April. To be sure, progress with animal research doesn't automatically mean that human testing would also be effective.