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Gujarat to begin production of drug ingredient for COVAXIN

The state on Friday said Gujarat will soon start production of a drug substance used for the manufacturing of COVAXIN, the India-made COVID vaccine. The state said given the COVID situation it had become imperative to accelerate the production of the COVID vaccine and hence production needed to be expanded through contract manufacturing. Considering this,...

Gujarat COVID-19 Deaths: Experts claim L-type strain of coronavirus behind high mortality

The high COVID-19 mortality rate in Gujarat could be due to the dominance of the L-type strain of coronavirus, found to have been more prevalent in Wuhan in China, where the outbreak started, experts said. The dominance of the more virulent L-type coronavirus strain as compared to the S-type one could be behind the high...

Gujarat: Scientists decode whole genome sequence of coronavirus at govt research facility

In a major scientific breakthrough, researchers at the Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC) have succeeded in sequencing the whole genome of the coronavirus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak throughout the globe. Gujarat’s Chief Minister Office (CMO) praised the scientists at GBRC for becoming the first state government laboratory in the country to...