Pharma major Bharat Biotech has received approval from India’s drug regulator to conduct mid-to late-stage trials of their nasal Covid-19 vaccine candidate, the Union ministry of science said on Friday.

“This is the first of its kind Covid-19 jab to undergo human clinical trials in India,” the ministry said. 

“BBV154 is an intranasal replication-deficient chimpanzee adenovirus SARS-CoV-2 vectored vaccine.BBIL has in-licensed technology from Washington University in St Louis, USA,” it added. 

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