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THSTI signs MoU with Nanogen Pharma to develop new Covid-19 vaccine

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Monday, September 27, 2021, 14:20 Hrs  [IST]

The Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology JSC, a Vietnamese pharmaceutical company which is developing a new vaccine for Covid-19.

THSTI, a Department of Biotechnology (DBT) institute, has been at the forefront of research for Covid-19 vaccines. It has helped Indian companies for clinical trials or development of vaccines against Covid-19, including Dr Reddy’s (Sputnik), Zydus Cadilla (DNA vaccine), and Biological E.

Dr. Pramod Garg, director, THSTI highlighted the important bilateral cooperation between India and Vietnam in Science & Technology besides other areas as envisioned and championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prof Garg thanked Pham Sanh Chau, Ambassador of Vietnam DBT, and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India for their help and support which facilitated the MoU between THSTI and the Nanogen Pharma. He hoped that this collaboration will add another vaccine in our collective fight against the pandemic.

Dr Renu Swarup, secretary, DBT lauded the THSTI for leveraging its expertise and facilities not only for India but also globally.

Pham Sanh Chau, Ambassador of Vietnam to India, said the MoU will pave the way for more such opportunities between India and Vietnam, and contribute to vaccine research in both countries, and these collaboration will have far reaching positive impact n India-Vietnam’s friendly ties.

The wider areas of collaboration and appreciated the efforts of the Government of India in supporting and helping Vietnam during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic including supply of oxygen tankers and oxygen concentrators. He mentioned that this collaboration is a vivid manifestation of the strong ties between two countries. It emphasized the importance of international collaboration against an international disease, said Pranay Verma, Ambassador of India to Vietnam.


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