Published On: Tue, Apr 13th, 2021

Dr. Reddy’s secures EUA for Sputnik V vaccine in India for Covid-19 prevention

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Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has secured permission from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for importing the Sputnik V vaccine into India under emergency use authorization (EUA).

In February 2021, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories commenced the process to seek the emergency use authorization for the Russian Covid-19 vaccine from the Indian drug regulator.

Last September 2020, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories entered into a partnership with the Russian Direct Investment Fund () for undertaking Sputnik V clinical trials and for distribution of the vaccine in India.

Apart from the clinical trials held in Russia by RDIF, phase 2/3 trials of the vaccine were taken up in India by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories secures EUA for Sputnik V vaccine in India for Covid-19 prevention

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories secures EUA for Sputnik V vaccine in India for Covid-19 prevention. Photo courtesy of The Russian Direct Investment Fund.

Prasad – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Co-chairman and managing director said: “We are very pleased to obtain the emergency use authorsation for Sputnik V in India. With the rising cases in India, vaccination is the most effective tool in our battle against COVID-19. This will enable us to contribute to our nation’s effort of vaccinating a signficant proportion of our population.”

Currently, the Sputnik V vaccine is approved for use in 60 countries. The Russian Covid-19 vaccine uses a couple of different vectors for the two shots in its vaccination course.

Sputnik V efficacy was established to be 91.6% as per a published article in the Lancet medical journal.

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