Bharat Biotech in tie-up with FluGen to develop ‘CoroFlu’ vaccine

Bharat Biotech in tie-up with the US-based company FluGen and University of Wisconsin Madison to develop a vaccine named “Coro-Flu” to fight against COVID-19. CoroFlu will build on the backbone of FluGen’s flu vaccine candidate known as M2SR.

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The vaccine is being developed on the basis of FluGen’s flu vaccine candidate known as M2SR, a self-limited version of the influenza virus. It induces an immune response against the flu. The vaccine will be built by FluGen’s lab that inserts gene sequences from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 into M2SR so that the novel vaccine will also induce immunity against the coronavirus.

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  • Headquarters of Bharat Biotech: Hyderabad,Telangana.
  • Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech: Krishna M Ella.

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