IIT Guwahati and Hester Biosciences Limited willing to develop COVID19 vaccine by this year-end jointly. May their Joint venture aimed COVID19 vaccine be helpful to mankind.
IIT Guwahati, which is working to develop COVID19 vaccine, recently collaborated with Hester Biosciences Limited and they expect to ready the vaccine by this year-end. IIT Guwahati and Hester Biosciences Limited, a pharmaceutical company based at Ahmedabad in Gujarat, signed an agreement on April 15, 2020 to jointly develop the vaccine.
According to a report, the vaccine will be based on recombinant avian paramyxovirus based vector platform.The recombinant avian paramyxovirus-1 will be used to express the immunogenic protein of SARS-CoV-2.
The role of IIT Guwahati is to produce the recombinant vaccine candidate. The research team of IIT Guwahati is headed by Dr. Sachin Kumar, associate professor at the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering.