NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY
ICMR invites cos to develop its anti-serum against Covid
Antiserum is a blood serum that contains antibodies against a virus that can be injected to prevent or treat an infection. Some common examples of antisera are the antivenoms used against snake bites, anti-rabies, anti-tetanus, among others.
Antibody tests to check immunity to SARS-Cov2 lacks evidence: Raman Gangakhedkar
Gangakhedkar’s statement came during a webinar organized by ...
Cadila Healthcare jumps 5% on receiving nod for human trials of Covid-19 drug
The approval process was fast-tracked, following recommendation...
India crosses nine million COVID-19 tests
India has crossed the nine-million mark in conducting COVID-19 tests, with 90,56,173 samples having been examined till July 1.
Coronavirus: SC refuses to hear plea for directing Centre to move ICJ for compensation from China
A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and A S Bopanna said it would not entertain PIL which claimed there was strong evidence that coronavirus or COVID-19, which has "destroyed" the Indian economy and killed hundreds of it citizens, originated from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Bharat Biotech’s Covid vaccine gets DCGI nod for clinical trials
The SARS-CoV-2 strain was isolated in NIV and transferred to Bharat Biotech, which has developed the indigenous, inactivated vaccine at its biosafety level-3 (BSL-3) high containment facility located in Genome Valley in Hyderabad outskirts.
National Institute of Virology develops 1st indigenous antibody detection kit for COVID: Harsh Vardhan
"National Institute of Virology, Pune, has successfully developed the 1st indigenous anti-SARS-CoV-2 human IgG ELISA test kit for antibody detection of COVID-19," the minister said in one of a series of tweets. "This robust test will play a critical role in surveillance of proportion of population exposed to SARSCoV2 infection," he said.
Wuhan virology lab head calls virus leak claims ‘pure fabrication'
President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have repeatedly said they suspect the virus that was first detected in Wuhan was somehow released from the laboratory.
Former Pakistan PM Yusuf Raza Gilani tests positive for COVID-19, over 6,000 new cases reported
Pakistan's COVID-19 cases reached 132,405 after a record 6,472 new infections were detected, while 88 more people have succumbed to the coronavirus, pushing the death toll to 2,551, the health ministry said on Saturday.
Educational institutes still continue to show us the way: Ramesh Pokhriyal
Top universities and research institutes around the world, including in India, are playing an active role in the fight against the pandemic. At the same time, it is essential for us to ponder and discuss what the post-coronavirus scenario can look like in our educational institutions.
View: Foreign funding of institutions needs to be looked at holistically
The fact is that neither is RGF the only institution receiving funds from a foreign government, nor is the Chinese embassy the only embassy dispensing such funds in New Delhi.
Maharashtra won't allow 'spurious' medicine sale: Minister to Ramdev
Hours after the launch of Coronil on Tuesday, the Union AYUSH Ministry had asked the firm to provide the details, telling it to stop advertising it till the issue is examined. At the launch, the company had claimed that its medicine can cure the contagious disease within seven days.
With 5,000 samples pending, testing in Karnataka is a lag story
The backlog increased during last week as districts started sending more samples, including those of primary and secondary contacts and patients with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) and influenzalike illness (ILI).
Indians still in Wuhan say asymptomatic cases raise fears of 2nd wave of coronavirus
"Yes, the lockdown was lifted on April 8 and more and more people ventured out but only for work and to buy the essentials.Most of the people stayed at home due to fear of asymptomatic cases," an Indian researcher said.
Indore coronavirus strain may be deadlier, will send samples to NIV: Doctors
They say samples from Indore, where COVID-19 has killed 57 people, will be sent to the Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) to confirm their apprehensions of the strain being deadlier than in other parts of the country.
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