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Journey from lab to jab: Complex process of getting approval for a vaccine

While the govt is in a hurry to get one for Covid, all vaccines, domestic or imported, must follow strict rules. Business Standard takes you through a carefully drawn journey of vaccine development

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A vaccine manufacturer having conducted pre-clinical studies on animals has to submit a detailed protocol to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI)

Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
As India races towards a vaccine for coronavirus, the government has assured that it will expedite regulatory clearances to ensure it is available as soon as possible. However, all vaccines, including the one for coronavirus, whether domestically manufactured or imported, must comply with the requirements and guidelines specified in the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 & New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019. Vaccine development is a long process to ensure safety and efficacy through different stages and involves regulatory supervision every step of the way. We take you through this carefully drawn journey of vaccine development from a regulatory

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First Published: Sep 22 2020 | 3:43 PM IST

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