Aurobindo Announces Vaccine Partnership For India
As Dr Reddy's Files For Favipiravir In Canada
Aurobindo has partnered with US based Covaxx for the first-ever peptide-based COVID-19 vaccine for the Indian market. While Dr Reddy’s has filed for favipiravir in Canada, Cipla has launched its second antigen detection test kit in India. And the Serum Institute of India will be providing Bangladesh with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine doses via Beximco
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