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Odisha Institute Develops Animal Models For Research

Small animals like mice and Syrian hamster are advantageous to study SARS-CoV-2 as they reproduce faster and reproduce COVID-19 pathology in humans.
All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: June 07, 2021 11:09 pm IST


The proteomic study shows similarities between COVID-19 in humans and hamsters.(Representational)

New Delhi: Scientists at the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) in Bhubaneshwar have developed animal models and a modern laboratory that will help in testing and evaluation of drugs and vaccine candidates for the novel coronavirus, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) said on Monday. A key strategy to protect humans from the coronavirus pandemic is the development of effective vaccines and therapeutics. Read more..

Ministry of Science & Technology

DBT-ILS establishes Animal Challenge Study Platform

Posted On: 07 JUN 2021 5:54PM by PIB Delhi

COVID-19 is causing a major global pandemic. The scientific and clinical community are actively engaged to develop effective preventions and treatments. A key strategy to protect humans from this corona virus pandemic is the development of effective vaccines and therapeutics.While multiple clinical trials are currently underway, in parallel, preclinical research on in vitro and model organisms is also needed, both to understand the virus and to test therapeutic agents for safety and efficacy.
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DBT-ILS has established Transgenic hACE2
Mice Model with isolated SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Posted On: 30 JUN 2021 2:58PM on Twitter