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Gujarat Government, Hester Biosciences and Omnibrx to collaborate for COVAXIN production

There are plans to produce minimum 20 million doses per month

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Hester Biosciences has entered into a tie-up with Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Gujarat; and with Omnibrx; to manufacture Covaxin.

A triparty consortium has been formed with the Government of Gujarat as the lead partner, to explore the prospects of manufacturing the Covid vaccine through technology from Bharat Biotech.

The company informed through a statement, “The discussions are currently ongoing with Bharat Biotech towards reviewing the infrastructure at Hester, the technology adaption process and the regulatory compliances. Based on the outcome of the review, the next course of action will be determined.”

“Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre, Department of Science and Technology Govt of Gujarat along with Hester Biosciences and OmniBRx has firmed up its discussions with Bharat Biotech to scale up the COVAXIN technology and to produce minimum 20 million doses per month. Technology transfer agreements have been finalised with all manufacturers,” the DBT said in a statement.

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