Indian Firm Develops Zika Vaccine

Use of Wolbachia Bacteria For Dengue Control
  • Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech, said the two vaccines were in an advanced stage of development and could be ready soon.
  • He said they were ready to start animal tests soon.
  • He hoped that the Indian government will move quickly to give approvals for the trials.
  • Bharat Biotech filed patents for both candidates in July 2015, Dr. Ella said.
  • Since the company had already worked on chikungunya, this was the next logical step.