Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicAdar Poonawalla

Topic: Adar Poonawalla

Serum Institute plans to launch Covid vaccine for children in next 6 months

Speaking at a conference Tuesday, Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla said the Covovax vaccine is under trial & would offer protection to children as young as 3 years.

Modi on Time 100 list for ‘Hindu nationalism, eroding Muslims’ rights, mishandling Covid’

Modi is one of three Indians on Time’s 100 Most Influential list. The only other Indian politician on the list is West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Biocon partners SII to make vaccine, drug manufacturing accessible to developing nations

Under the deal, Biocon Biologics Ltd (BBL) will offer approximately 15% stake to Serum Institute Life Sciences at a post-money valuation of about Rs 35,000 crore.

Adar Poonawalla sets aside fund of Rs 10 cr to support Indian students travelling abroad

Poonawalla said a few countries are yet to approve Covishield as an acceptable vaccine for travel so he will be supporting students abroad who may have to incur costs on quarantine.

‘Taken this up at highest levels’, Poonawalla assures India as EU Green Pass excludes Covishield

EU's Green Pass, which will be available for use from July 1, includes 4 vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency.

Serum Institute manufacturing 1st batch of Covovax Covid vaccine this week, says Poonawalla

SII CEO Poonawalla said the vaccine, developed by US company Novavax, has great potential to protect those below the age of 18 and trials are ongoing.

Adar Poonawalla thanks Biden, Jaishankar for policy change to boost Covid vaccine production

Confident of the availability of Covid vaccines in the US, the Biden administration has removed Defense Production Act priority ratings on AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sanofi vaccines.

Bombay HC seeks Maharashtra govt’s reply on plea seeking Z+ security for Adar Poonawalla

The petitioner also sought direction to carry out a probe into alleged threat to Serum Institute CEO Poonawalla, who already has Y category security, over the supply of vaccines.

Vaccine manufacturing specialised process, can’t ramp up production overnight: Adar Poonawalla

The CEO of Serum Institute says population of India is huge and to produce enough doses for all adults is not an easy task.

Covishield production in full swing, will return to India in few days, says Adar Poonawalla

Poonawalla made the announcement soon after he spoke out about pressures he was under over the production of Covid vaccines to meet India's ever-increasing demand amid shortages.

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‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

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Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

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