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Bharat Biotech’s BBV154- Nasal Covid Vaccine Receives Approval For Phase 3 Clinical Trials

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By: Aditya Ravi
Updated: January 28, 2022 16:41
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NEW DELHI: Vaccine Manufacturer Bharat Biotech’s Nasal Covid Vaccine, BBV154 has received approval to conduct Phase-3 clinical trials. BBV154 is an intranasal booster dose for people who have received both doses of Covaxin.

The Drug Controller General Of India today gave approval for the Phase-3 trials. The Trials will be conducted at nine locations in the country.

The Intra Nasal Vaccine as a booster will be easier to administer in mass immunization campaigns and help reduce or stop transmission.

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According to Bharat Biotech, the nasal vaccine, BBV154 stimulates immune response at the site of infection and is very effective in blocking infection and transmission of COVID-19.

The Trials will be conducted at nine different sites by Bharat Biotech. Bharat Biotech had received regulatory approval for Mid-to late stage trials for its intranasal vaccine BBV154 in August last year.
The company submitted the late-stage application to the Drugs Controller General Of India in December 2021 stating that an intranasal vaccine as a booster dose will be easier to administer in mass vaccination campaigns.

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