TLR 7/8: Covaxins Key Molecule Developed by Indian Laboratory

The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories helped develop the key molecules of COVAXIN.
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Updated: Mar 03, 2021 04:18:50 pm

03 March 2021 Current Affairs:

The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories helped develop the key molecules of COVAXIN.

Highlights:
Covaxin is a indigenous vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech International Ltd. It is a highly purified whole virus particle that inactivates SARS-Cov-2. It is formulated by "Algel-IMDG", which contains chemically absorbed TLR7/8 as an adjuvant, which can be attached to aluminum hydroxide gel to generate the necessary type of immune response without harming the body.

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