To ramp up testing and high quality management of Coronavirus vaccines in the nation, the Centre has notified two testing services in Pune and Hyderabad for the aim.
Department of Biotechnology, beneath the aegis of Ministry of Science & Technology has arrange two vaccine testing services in its autonomous analysis institutes specifically National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) in Pune and National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) at Hyderabad designated them as Central Drug Laboratories (CDL), for batch testing and high quality management of vaccines.
The facility at NCCS, Pune, has now been notified as a Central Drugs Laboratory for testing and lot launch of COVID-19 vaccines by means of a gazette notification .The facility at NIAB ,Hyderabad is more likely to obtain it notification shortly.
Currently, the nation has a Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) at Kasauli, which is the nationwide management laboratory for testing and pre-release certification of Immunobiologicals (vaccines and antisera) meant for human use in India.
Since the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Biotechnology has been concerned in vaccine improvement, diagnostics and testing, bio-banking and genomic surveillance.
The services in Pune and Hyderabad have been concerned in many points of infectious illness associated work in India, and have contributed to development of cutting-edge analysis output in areas of Biotechnology
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