STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Sepsivac to be tested for COVID-19 treatment

Sepsivac contains heat-killed Mycobacterium W (Mw) and it is found to be extremely safe in patients and no systemic side effects are associated with its use.

Published: 24th April 2020 02:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th April 2020 11:36 AM   |  A+A-

Municipality workers spray disinfectant at a locality during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Moradabad Wednesday April 22 2020. (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has decided to repurpose an approved immunomodulator to enhance innate immunity of the body to limit the spread of COVID-19 and fasten the recovery of the patients.

According to the CSIR, while the world is working towards developing vaccines and antiviral agents for the management of COVID-19, it has approved the immunomodulator — Sepsivac —through its flagship New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) programme.

“Sepsivac is expected to protect the close contacts of COVID-19 patients and healthcare staff by boosting their innate response and thereby preventing them from acquiring the disease and to provide quicker recovery to the hospitalised COVID-19 patients, who are not critically ill. It will also prevent the progression of disease wherein patients will need ICU management,” said scientists at the science and technology ministry.

Sepsivac contains heat-killed Mycobacterium W (Mw) and it is found to be extremely safe in patients and no systemic side effects are associated with its use.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp