A three-member, high-power delegation from Ukraine led by the country’s Health Minister Dr Maksym Stepanov visited Bharat Biotech’s manufacturing facility in Hyderabad. The representatives from the Central Asian nation took a tour of the world-class Bio-Safety Level 3 manufacturing facility. The delegation included Igor Ivashchenko, Deputy Minister of Health, Ukraine, and Ivan Konovalov, Head of Trade and Economic Dept, Embassy of Ukraine in India. They had a discussion with Bharat Biotech’s leadership to secure the supplies of COVAXIN to Ukraine.
Dr Krishna Ella, Chairman & MD, Bharat Biotech International, said, “It was an absolute privilege to host the Hon’ble Minister of Health from Ukraine Dr Maksym Stepanov at our state-of-the-art facility and showcase our world-class capabilities in the manufacture and supply of vaccines and research and product development. We discussed potential timelines for the supply of COVAXIN to Ukraine on a priority and the prospects of a partnership for our BBV 154 intranasal vaccine.”
Dr Maksym Stepanov, Hon’ble Minister of Health, Ukraine, said, “We had a very good interaction with the team at Bharat Biotech and it was a great experience to take a tour of the facility and inspect its impressive manufacturing capabilities. We will soon firm up the COVAXIN delivery plan for the mass vaccination of our people, and further strengthen our partnership on intranasal vaccine supplies after initial results from its phase 1 trials.”