mRNA Vaccine: From Class to Mass

Coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) is giving the world a rollercoaster ride with shoot-up in infection cases globally. With more than 14 crores of infection cases worldwide in 16 months, the world is looking up to a miracle to stop this pandemic. One way of controlling the spread is to get vaccinated. More than 98 crores vaccines have been administered globally till the end of April 2021 and it is still making way to reach people in every corner of the world. India is in its second wave of COVID-19 infection with a tremendous rise in corona infection cases compared to the first wave of infection. But a positive side of this is, the largest vaccination drive of the world is under progress in India and giving positive hope for Indians to overcome this situation.

Time for India to adopt orphan drugs

What are orphan drugs? The term orphan drug refers to any drug or biological product intended for treatment, prevention or diagnosis of a rare disease. The definition of rare disease varies across countries but typically considers the prevalence of the disease, severity and existence of alternative therapies. As per WHO, a disease is considered rare…