India's 1st Strain-Specific Vax Targeting Omicron Is In Sight
The Times of India Delhi|January 17, 2022
Pune’s Gennova Working On mRNA-Based Jab, Trials Likely Soon
Rupali.Mukherjee

India could soon have its first messenger or mRNA vaccine soon, with the near completion of Phase 3 clinical trials by Gennova Biopharmaceuticals, even as the company also started developing a variant or Omicron-specific vaccine using the same tech platform.

The Pune firm recently submitted Phase 2 trial data of over 3,000 subjects of their two-dose mRNA vaccine developed on the delta variant, and is close to completing Phase 3 trials, sources told TOI. It has started manufacturing the vaccine “at risk” and can roll out “sufficient” quantities once it gets the regulatory nod. India’s drug regulator is expected to review the data this week and take a decision regarding the approval soon, official sources said.

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