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
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.
Posted On: 30 JUN 2021 2:58PM on Twitter
??@DBTIndia's AI @DBT_ILS has established Transgenic hACE2 Mice Model (obtained from Jackson Labs) with isolated SARS-CoV-2 virus at ILS.— BiotechIndia (@DBTIndia) June 30, 2021
??This model will enable validation of potential drug & vaccine candidates. @RenuSwarup @drharshvardhan pic.twitter.com/ABAsHpzDvA