Press release: Panacea Biotec announces receipt of manufacturing license to produce Sputnik V vaccine at Baddi, Himachal Pradesh New Delhi, July 04, 2021–Panacea Biotec, one of the leading vaccine and pharmaceutical producers in India, announces receipt of manufacturing license from Drugs Controller General (India) for Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19pursuant to its collaboration with Russian Direct Investment Fund (Russia’s sovereign wealth fund). The license is a necessary condition for using Sputnik V produced by Panacea Biotec in India.
The batches produced at Panacea Biotec’s facilities at Baddi, Himachal Pradesh were earlier shipped to the Gamaleya Center in Russia for quality control. The said batches have successfully passed all the checks for quality parameters both at the Gamaleya Center in Russia and at the Central Drug Laboratory, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh in India.
Sputnik V was registered in India under the emergency use authorization procedure on April 12, 2021 and vaccination against Covid-19with the Russian vaccine started on May 14, 2021.
Sputnik V has been registered in 67countries globally with total population of over 3.5billion people.
The vaccine is based on a proven and well-studied platform of human adenoviral vectors and uses two different vectors for the two shots in a course of vaccination, providing immunity with a longer duration than vaccines using the same delivery mechanism for both shots.
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