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Aug 01, 2020
8:46PM

Pan India 1000 Genome sequencing of SARS- CoV-2 completes successfully

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Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan today announced the successful completion of pan-India 1,000 genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2. He also highlighted that 16 vaccine candidates are in different stages of development.

The Minister today held a meeting with Department of Biotechnology and reviewed the COVID-19 activities of DBT, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council.

In the meeting, the Minister launched and dedicated to the nation the largest network of five dedicated COVID-19 Biorepositories established by Department of Biotechnology. These Biorepositories are situated at Faridabad, Bhubaneshwar, New Delhi, Pune and Bangalore. He complimented the efforts of Department of Biotechnology in the relentless war for mitigation of this Pandemic.

The Health Minister said, the information in the database will improve our understanding about the behaviour of the virus which will help in containing the transmission of COVID-19. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also highlighted that the BCG Vaccine is undergoing Phase- 3 trial and Zydus Cadila DNA Vaccine is in phase I and II phase trial stage.

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