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1ST SPECIFIC DRUG FOR COVID-19 TREATMENT : VINCOV-19 DRUG

1ST SPECIFIC DRUG FOR COVID-19 TREATMENT : VINCOV-19 DRUG

Context

Recently, the VINCOV-19 drug has been developed by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) - Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology.

Details

  • It is the first specific drug for COVID-19 treatment, which contains therapeutic antibodies.
  • Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) has given its approval for human trials.
  • It is a collection of antibodies from Horses after they got injected with Coronavirus.
  • Phase-I and Phase-II for the VINCOV-19 and expected to be tried next week in Delhi and Rajasthan.

About Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

  • Established: September 1942
  • Located: New Delhi
  • It is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • It operates as an autonomous body through the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • President: Prime Minister of India (Ex-officio)
  • Vice President: Union Minister of Science and Technology (Ex-officio)

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