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Global workshop discusses roadmap for new polio vaccine

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

manufacturers, representatives of World Organisation (WHO) and regulatory agencies from various countries on Wednesday began discussion to develop an international reference standard and reagents to evaluate Sabin Inactivated (sIPV).

The two-day first global workshop to discuss and finalise the for sIPV is being organised here by Programme for Appropriate Technology in (PATH) with support from

manufacturers from various countries, and 35 agencies including WHO, PATH, for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), Britain, (USFDA), Bill and (BMGF) were attending the workshop.

Kutub Mahmood, Scientific Director, told reporters that during the workshop, they hope to have a consensus on global standard for sIPV.

from PATH, and from WHO, from BMGF, from NIBSC and Harshavardhan from spoke about the roadmap for this global collaborative effort aimed at developing an affordable and efficacious vaccine.

While the experts mentioned that there 2 licensed products currently available from and Japan, there is a need for additional manufacturers to meet the demand for sIPV to assist in the vaccine supplies for global eradication of

With successful global eradication in near future, with oral will be discontinued. The experts say sIPV will have higher efficacy than oral vaccine.

They said this help overcome problems in north Indian states like where children are being given dozens of They believe that 2-3 doses of sIPV will be sufficient.

It was indicated around 230 million doses of sIPV at affordable price would be required annually for global

The experts also highlighted the need for GAP III containment facilities for the manufacturers of polio vaccines, including sIPV.

Kutub said 18 manufacturers around the world including two from were engaged in development of sIPV. and of are in various stages of development.

of WHO stated that they would engage with national regulatory authorities with reference to manufacture and control of sIPV.

The proceeding of the workshop will be submitted to the WHO - for further deliberations and endorsement of the international standard for sIPV.

Hyderabad-based played its part in bringing this workshop here. The city was chosen for for being a in and its contribution towards the eradication of polio and other vaccine supplies for India, other developing countries and international agencies.



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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 20:16 IST