Indian Immunologicals Targets Dengue Vaccine Launch By January 2026

The corporate mentioned vaccine’s early-stage trials didn’t show any antagonistic results.


Vaccine producer Indian Immunologicals Restricted (IIL) expects to commercially launch its dengue fever vaccine by early 2026, a prime government mentioned, because the race to develop the nation’s first such vaccine heats up.

Dengue, a mosquito-borne illness, has over the previous few years turn into a serious public well being concern in India, with 31,464 dengue circumstances and 36 associated deaths reported between January and July 31, 2023.

Whereas its unfold had fallen throughout the pandemic, there was a 333% surge from 2020 to 2021 and a 21% rise in variety of circumstances between 2021 and 2022, based on the Nationwide Middle for Vector Borne Illnesses Management.

IIL’s managing director, Okay.Anand Kumar, mentioned the vaccine’s early-stage trials performed on about 90 people, aged 18-50 years, didn’t show any antagonistic results.

“We’re about to finish Part 1 trials and can proceed to the following degree. All of this can take at the very least two to a few years. So, we’re January 2026 for the vaccine’s business launch,” Mr Kumar mentioned.

The early-stage trials are about figuring out the security issue and efficacy to a small extent, Mr Kumar mentioned.

U.S.-based Nationwide Institute of Well being (NIH) has offered IIL with the virus required for growing the vaccine, Mr Kumar added.

In addition to IIL, at the very least two different Indian corporations – Serum Institute of India and Panacea Biotec – are working to develop a dengue vaccine.

Hyderabad-based IIL, which exports animal in addition to human vaccines to greater than 50 nations, mentioned its mainstay is the manufacturing of rabies vaccines with its gross sales contributing about 35% of the whole.

The corporate expects to clock in a complete income of 13 billion rupees in 2023-2024.

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