India-made ‘warm’ vaccine to fight COVID-19

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A vaccine against SarsCov2 being developed in India, that doesn’t need to be stored in refrigerators or a cold-chain storage, generated a significant number of antibodies in mou se trials against prevalent variants of the virus.

  • The ‘warm’ vaccine developed by the Bengaluru-based Mynvax laboratories which is a company incubated at the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.

  • The ‘warm’ vaccine can be stored at 37 degree Celsius for four weeks and at 100 degree Celsius for upto 90 minutes.

  • Most other vaccines require to be stored in refrigerators and can be kept at room temperature for no more than a few hours.

  • Scientists around the world are working on developing heat-tolerant vaccines.

  • A new ‘warm’ vaccine that does not require refrigeration.

  • Results have shown a strong immune response in mice to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. 

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