DBT Initiatives

DBT Intiatives

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Weekly Input dated June 25, 2021 View
Minutes of the 16th NTAGI Meeting View
Weekly Input dated June 11, 2021 View
DBTs Response to COVID View
Weekly Input dated June 04, 2021 View
Weekly Input dated May 28, 2021 View
Weekly Input dated May 21, 2021 View
Weekly Input dated May 13, 2021 View
Guidelines issued by DBT View
COVID-19 Research for Diagnostics, Vaccines and Therapeutics View
OM Regarding Rapid Response Regulatory Framework for COVID-19 View
Guidelines for Sharing of Biospecimen and Data for Research related to COVID-19 View
Science & Technology - EFFORTS IN INDIA on Covid - 19 View
Science & Technology - EFFORTS IN INDIA on Covid - 19 (Update 30/04/2020) View
Science & Technology - EFFORTS IN INDIA on Covid - 19 (Update 07/05/2020) View
Rapid Response Regulatory Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine development View
Science & Technology - EFFORTS IN INDIA on Covid - 19 (Update 14 May 2020) View
Science & Technology - EFFORTS IN INDIA on Covid - 19 (Update 21 May 2020) View

Initiatives by BIRAC

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3 COVID solutions BIRAC supported In-Market Products from STARTUPs View
4 FIRST HUB Special Session on Covid-19 View
5 COVID 19 Delivering Immediate solutions for meeting Healthcare Challenges View
6 DBT BIRAC compendium View
7 Request for Expression of Interests (REOI): Enhancement of Capacity to support COVID-19 vaccine development View
8 Request for Expression of Interests (REOI): Development of COVID-19 vaccine candidate(s) View
9 Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) on Quality Management System for Immunogenicity Laboratories and Animal Facilities (Date: 29/01/2021) View

Initiatives by DBT Autonomous Institutes

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1 22nd April Commencement of Testing for COVID at ILS View
2 COVID_BIRAC inputs_Newsletter 22nd April View
3 COVID19 Stories_THSTI_April 22nd April 2020 View
4 DBT Wellcome India Alliance COVID19 Activities_22 April 2020 View
5 inStem Covidactivity_consolidated_April_22nd 2020 View
6 NII COVID 19 Inputs View
7 NIPGR COVID Highlights View
8 Launch of 1000 Genome sequencing of SARS-Cov 2 Virus View
9 Rapid Response Regulatory Framework for COVID 19 - Compilation of Notifications View
10 Compendium of the anti-viral medicinal plants of Northeast India View

Latest News

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Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), D/o Biotechnology, M/o Science & Technology signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with View
Department of Biotechnology Mission COVID Suraksha Supported Biological E Limited Novel Covid-19 Vaccine candidate – CORBEVAX receives DCGI approval for Two Clinical Trials" View
Indigenous mRNA vaccine candidate supported by DBT gets Drug Controller nod to initiate Human clinical View
Government Launches Mission COVID Suraksha to accelerate Indian COVID-19 Vaccine Development View
DBT-THSTI recognized as a Global Bioassay Laboratory to assess COVID 19 Vaccine by CEPI View
“During the current COVID-19 crisis, major focus has been put forth on fostering R&D support to industries and academia towards development of diagnostic kits, therapeutics, vaccines and other interventions like efficient sanitization methods, facial mask, Contactless Digital Sanitation etc.”-- Dr Harsh Vardhan View
Department of Biotechnology launches Programme for “Strengthening Clinical Trial Research Capacity in Neighbouring Countries” View
Nearly 30 Covid vaccine candidates are under various stages of development, by both industry and academia View
DBT-BIRAC is supporting Covid-19 vaccine development by facilitating establishment of r-VSV vaccine manufacturing platform for first time in India View
Dr. Harsh Vardhan announces the successful completion of first Pan India 1000 Genome sequencing of SARS- CoV-2 View
DBT-BIRAC Call on COVID-19 Research Consortium View
DBT-BIRAC COVID-19 Research Consortium Recommends 70 Proposals for funding in Vaccines, Diagnostics , Therapeutics and other Technologies View
Dr Harsh Vardhan Launches DBT – AMTZ Mobile Diagnostic Unit for Covid Testing- I-Lab View
The country will be self-reliant by the end of May 2020 in producing indigenous rapid Test and RT-PCR diagnostic kits—Dr. Harsh Vardhan View
Scientists working on anti COVID drugs using garlic essential oil View
DBT/ Anti-COVID consortium- Efforts underway to produce therapeutic antibodies against COVID-19 View
DBT-BIRAC supported Nation’s first mRNA-based vaccine found to be safe gets a nod from the Drugs Controller General of India DCG(I) to move into Phase II/III trial View
Indian Scientist Partners with BRICS Group to Setup Network of Genomic Surveillance and Study the Overlap of SARS-CoV-2 with tuberculosis View
National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad notified as Central Drugs Laboratory for testing and batch release of vaccines View
DBT-BIRAC supported ZyCoV-D developed by Zydus Cadila Receives Emergency Use Authorization View
Indian Immunologicals receive manufacturing license under Department of Biotechnology - Mission Covid Suraksha Project for Augmentation of Manufacturing Capacity for COVAXIN View
First Nasal Vaccine Developed by Bharat Biotech supported by DBT-BIRAC gets nod of regulator for Phase 2 Trial View
Efforts made by DBT's AIs in combating COVID-19 View
DBT's efforts to combat COVID 19 View
Facilities and services offered by DBT Autonomous Institutes View
DBT-BIRAC supported start up Blackfrog Technologies View
Government Readies Two more Central Drug Laboratories at Pune and Hyderabad for Covid Vaccine Testing View
SENSIT Rapid COVID-19 Ag Kit View
DBT-funded Startup Offers AI-powered Contact-free Health Monitor & Step-Down ICU View
DBT-ILS establishes Animal Challenge Study Platform View
Union Ministry of Health finalises advance arrangement with M/s Biological-E Ltd., Hyderabad for 30 cr COVID19 Vaccine doses View
Centre takes steps to accelerate domestic vaccine production View
Government Supports Augmentation of Manufacturing Capacity for COVAXIN production under Mission COVID Suraksha View
DBT-BIRAC Supported ‘Virafin’ from Zydus Gets Emergency Nod For Treating Moderate COVID-19 Infections In Adults View
Department of Biotechnology organizes Public Webinar on the “Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-19” View
Augmentation of Manufacturing Capacity for COVAXIN production under Mission COVID Suraksha View
HGCO19: starting the enrolment for the PhaseI/II human clinical trials View
MoS for Youth Affairs & Sports (I/C) and MoS, Minority Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju gives away Republic Day 2021 awards View
Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurates CEPI Centralized network lab at DBT-THSTI Faridabad through virtual platform View
DBT-BIRAC supported indigenously developed DNA Vaccine Candidate by Zydus Cadila, approved for Phase III clinical trials View
Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortia (INSACOG) launched,coordinated by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) along with MoH&FW, ICMR, and CSIR View
Department of Biotechnology supported GCLP Facility for Viral Immunogenicity Testing now open for operations View
Department of Biotechnology supported efficacy trial with recombinant BCG vaccine, VPM1002 completes enrolment of about 6000 health-workers and high risk individuals View
Department of Biotechnology supports production scale-up of test kits from Mylab View
Rapid Regulatory Frame Work for COVID -19 View
Department of Biotechnology provides seed funding for Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.’s novel mRNA based COVID 19 Vaccine candidate-HGCO19 View
Department of Biotechnology supported COVID 19 Vaccine -ZyCoV-D, designed and developed by Zydus,begins Adaptive Phase I/II clinical trials View
Department of Biotechnology and its Research Institution’s Accelerate development of COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics View
DBT-NIPGR examining potential for anti-COVID drugs from plant products View
‘Sundowner Sessions’ focusing on Mental Health during National Lockdown View
Immunology of COVID-19 in Indian population: Implications for vaccine design View
Testing for COVID-19 begins at Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar View
Dr Tavpritesh Sethi at IIIT New Delhi and his team have developed an android based app “Wash Karo” View
DBT-BIRAC Call on COVID-19 Research Consortium View
NCCS COVID-19 Testing Centre View
CDFD COVID-19 Lab View
DBT COVID stories for the period from 4th may to 8th may 2020 View
National Biomedical Resource Indigenisation Consortium (NBRIC) View
Guidance for evaluation of Novel Applications for COVID-19- Institutes under CSIR, DST and DBT for evaluation of specific Innovations View
Rs 900 crore allocated to DBT for COVID-19 vaccine development: FM Sitharaman View
CEPI Centralized Laboratory Network for COVID-19 Vaccine Testing View
COVAX Workshop on emerging challenges for COVID-19 vaccine development View


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1. Ministry of Health View

Covid-19 E-Book

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