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Serum Institute Of India’s New Rotavirus Vaccine Shows Nation’s Drug Development Potential

Devex: New Rotavirus vaccine shows India’s growing drug development promise
“A new vaccine against rotavirus made by the Serum Institute of India — the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer — and tested in Niger by Médecins Sans Frontières, is being hailed as a major public health breakthrough for children. … The [Serum Institute’s] development of Rotasil is also evidence of a growing drug development sector in India, a country previously known for remaking existing drugs in generic form. With its expertise in economical production, India’s drug industry could provide a significant boon to research on diseases that primarily affect the developing world…” (Cousins, 10/17).

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