Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin to use ViroVax’s adjuvant for long-term immunity

October 6, 2020

HYDERABAD: Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech has joined hands with US-based ViroVax LLC for using the latter’s adjuvant Alhydroxiquim-II to boost immune response and longer lasting immunity of its indigenous, inactivated Covid-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin, which is currently undergoing Phase II clinical trials. Bharat Biotech has entered into a licencing agreement with the Kansas-based ViroVax for using its technology and has been using the adjuvant since the development of the vaccine…

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Unwanted SMSes spam phones, telcos take no action, say users

October 6, 2020

CHENNAI: Unsolicited SMSes promising cash prizes and other offers are spamming mobile phones. Some messages from unknown numbers featuring bank account numbers and numbers of the mobile phone user are causing panic. Residents TOI spoke to said since the lockdown, there has been a spike in the number of such SMSes that promote online rummy and real estate deals. Complaints to telecom operators have yielded no results. T Sadagopan, a Pattabiram…

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