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ICMR invitations cos to develop its anti-serum in opposition to Covid – Home Health Choices

MUMBAI: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has invited functions from vaccine makers for creating and scaling up the equine antiserum in opposition to SARS-Cov-2 virus, which was remoted by National Institute of Virology. The equine sera that makes use of antibodies from horses is usually used to develop vaccines.

Antiserum is a blood serum that accommodates antibodies in opposition to a virus that may be injected to forestall or deal with an infection. Some widespread examples of antisera are the antivenoms used in opposition to snake bites, anti-rabies, anti-tetanus, amongst others.

The ICMR will grant a non-exclusive licence to the producer, a royalty of 5% on gross sales to make use of and apply the licensed expertise to fabricate, promote and commercialise this product.

The ICMR-NIV, Pune, has remoted SARS CoV-2 virus, the inactivation of this virus isolates was standardised and can be used for improvement of equine antiserum. In lab experiments it was proven that these inactivated viruses produced antigens, a prequel to improvement of antibodies.

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