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Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use authorisation for indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin

IndiaTimes Monday, 7 December 2020
After Pfizer and Serum Institute, Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech on Monday applied to the central drug regulator seeking emergency use authorisation for its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, official sources said.
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