Bharat Biotech is in the process of bringing out a vaccine against tuberculosis and soon the firm will sign an MoU with another firm for technology.
“Our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got an agenda of 2025 for the eradication of tuberculosis. I think we are in that direction. But, we don’t have the technology. So, we are partnering with somebody else. On that matter, we should be announcing soon,” Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech, in a panel discussion, as part of BioAsia 2022, said.
Without providing details on the name of the firm with which Bharat Biotech will be inking MoU, Ella said the TB vaccine is currently undergoing phase-III clinical trials.
He said the immunology of the nasal vaccine being developed by the company against COVID-19 has been established.
Bharat Biotech had last month said BBV154 (nasal vaccine) received approval for phase-III clinical trials which will evaluate the jab for both the two-dose primary schedule and booster dose schedule.