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Serum Institute puts India trials of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine on hold

Reuters/Mumbai
Filed on September 10, 2020

AstraZeneca said it had paused trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in a study participant.

Serum Institute of India has put trials of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine candidate on hold until the British drugmaker restarts the trials, Serum said on Thursday.

"We are reviewing the situation and pausing India trials," Serum said in a brief statement.

AstraZeneca said on Tuesday it had paused trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in a study participant, but its partner Serum had at the time said its trials in India were still ongoing.





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