IIT Guwahati Researchers Developing Vaccine for Coronavirus?

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IIT Guwahati Researchers Developing Vaccine for Coronavirus?

G Plus News | March 25, 2020 18:05 hrs

GUWAHATI: A group of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati are working to develop a vaccine for the Coronavirus.

According to reports, researchers are exploring possibilities to “clone the immunogenic proteins of SARS-CoV-2 to be used as diagnostics and possible vaccine candidates.

However the institute clarified, "It is just a proof of concept and the work requires a thorough validation in cell culture and animal model before coming to any conclusion."

It is to be mentioned that earlier this group of researchers had developed recombinant vaccines against Japanese encephalitis and classical swine fever virus. 

The group is led by Prof Sachin Kumar, Department of Bio-sciences and Bio-engineering.

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