India Covid News Live: Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman and CEO of Bharat Biotech, said on Saturday that phase III clinical trials of the nasal COVID-19 vaccine have been completed and the company will submit its data to the Drugs Controller General of India ( DCGI) next month. “We have just completed a clinical trial, data analysis is ongoing. Next month we will submit the data to the regulatory agency. If all goes well, we will get clearance to launch and this will be the first nasal clinically proven to the world COVID-19 vaccine,” he said.

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Dr. Krishna Ella, President and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech, said the Phase III clinical trials of the COVID-19 nasal vaccine have been completed and the company will submit its data to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) on next month.