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Pune Court Rejects Cutis' Suit Against Serum Institute Over "Covishield" Name

A Pune court has rejected Cutis Biotech’s claim seeking the Serum Institute of India to drop the use of trademark ‘Covishield’ for its COVID-19 vaccine. Rejecting Cutis’ application, the court observed that the company had approached it with "suppressed… read-more

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 12:35 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Serum Institute of India, Cutis Biotech, COVISHIELD, lawsuit, trademark, civil court, High Court, Pune, Maharashtra

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Frozen Covishield Vaccine Found In Assam

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1,000 Covishield Doses Found Frozen At Assam's Medical College

Assam's Silchar Medical College and Hospital witnessed a total of 1,000 doses of spoiled 'Covishield' vaccines due to extreme cold storage temperatures. While the ideal storage temperature for the vaccine is 2-8°C, the temperature of the storage facility at SMCH slumped to minus 5-6°C, freezing the vaccines. Instigating a probe into the matter, the state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the lapses might have occurred probably due to… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 11:00 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: COVISHIELD, Vaccine Storage, Assam, Extreme Temperature Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Health Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, National Health Mission

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India Gifts 1.5 Lakh Serum Institute's 'Covishield' Vaccines To Bhutan

Strengthening India-Bhutan relationships, the Centre on January 20 dispatched 1.5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine to Bhutan. Interestingly, Bhutan became the first foreign country to receive the vaccines developed by the Serum Institute of India. Earlier, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, India has supplied medicines, medicinal equipment and essential commodities to Bhutan. Besides, India also repatriated over 2,000 Bhutanese nationals… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 09:34 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: India, Bhutan, COVISHIELD, COVID-Vaccine

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Maldives Becomes First Country To Receive India's Covishield Vaccine

After the government approved COVID Vaccine consignment, Maldives will become the first country to be aided by India's Covishield vaccine. Reportedly, the consignment, sufficient for the frontline workers and senior citizens of Maldives, will land at Velana International Airport, Malé in an Air-India flight on January 20. However, the Island is currently the largest COVID-19 assistance recipient in India's neighbourhood including medical… read-more

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 - 05:57 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: COVISHIELD, Covid -19, Coronavirus Vaccines, Maldives, Humanitarian Help

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4 More Vaccines Under Development, Says SII Executive Director

Executive Director of Serum Institute of India (SII), Suresh Jadhav, has informed that the company is currently working on four more covid-19 vaccines apart from Covishield. Suresh said, "Three others are in different stages of clinical studies while one is in the pre-clinical stage of the trial". Reportedly, SII has collaborated with US firms like Codagenix and Novavax inc aiming to produce 200 crore doses of vaccine.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 02:15 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: SII, Suresh Jadhav, COVISHIELD, Coronavirus Vaccine

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Delhi: Doctors Request Preference Of Covishield Over Covaxin

In a letter addressed to the medical superintendent, the resident doctors of Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital have expressed their apprehension towards Bharat Biotech's Covaxin due to inadequate trial. The doctors instead entreated to use the Serum Institute of India's Covishield vaccine. The decision drew criticism as the panel approved just a day after asking Bharat Biotech to provide more evidence. Reportedly, Covaxin is in its Phase-III… read-more

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 - 06:46 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Covid -19, Covid Vaccination, Covaxin, COVISHIELD

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COVID Vaccines Not Authorised For Children Below 18 Years: Centre

Union Health Ministry has not authorised the administration of two recently approved COVID vaccines on children below 18 years of age. Reportedly, a letter from the ministry has cited the comparative factsheet for the vaccines as the reason behind the decision. Earlier, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted approval for the use of the vaccines - Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' and Serum Institute of India's 'Covishield' - on… read-more

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 - 09:37 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Covid-19, Vaccination, Covid Vaccination, COVISHIELD, Covaxin, Union Health Ministry

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Govt Orders 11Mn Doses Of 'Covishield' At Rs 200/Dose From SII

Taking a step ahead towards the COVID-19 vaccination, the Centre has ordered the first set of 11 million doses of Serum Institute of India's 'Covishield' vaccine. Ordered at the cost of Rs 200 per dose, the doses are expected to vaccinate around 10 million frontline workers nation-wide. Reportedly, the Union will afford the vaccination cost for 30 million workers without charging the states. The government will roll-out the mass vaccination… read-more

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 - 06:42 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Serum Institute of India, COVISHIELD, Adar Poonawalla, Covid Vaccination

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Pune Court Issues Notice To SII Against Using 'Covishield' Trademark

Serum Institute of India was issued notice by a Pune Civil Court in for using the 'Covishield' trademark. Reportedly, a pharma company Cutis-Biotech had filed a suit stating the usage of 'Covishield' trademark on its products since May 2020. Besides, the suit stated the Cutis-Biotech had applied for the trademark registration, which remains pending. However, the company has no objection to the release of the vaccine after a name change.

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 01:54 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Serum Institute of India, COVISHIELD

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Telangana Government Plans To Vaccinate 3 Crore People In One Month

The Telangana government plans to administer Oxford's Covishield and India's Covaxin to about three crore people in one month. Making arrangements, the government cleared that 1.5 crore doses will be stored at the state’s vaccination centre and another 1.5 crore doses at ten other locations. Informing about the 1crore storage capacity at the hospitals, the state health minister claimed that it has trained personnel to administer vaccine to 10… read-more

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 09:47 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Covaxin, COVISHIELD, telangana government, Telangana Health Minister, Corona Virus Vaccine

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