For Indian vaccine makers, a lot hinges on the WTO

The opportunity beckons. For the global pharmaceutical industry, it’s a race against the clock to vaccinate the world’s population against COVID-19. And, who better than India to supply the shots, in the cheapest and quickest way possible. 

The only Indian company that has made headlines so far is the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, which also happens to be the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines. The company tied up with AstraZeneca, to bring a vaccine developed by the British-Swedish multinational firm along with UK’s Oxford University to the Indian market. SII will produce a billion doses of the vaccine by …


T Surendar

Surendar helps lead the newsroom at The Morning Context as executive editor. Over the years, Surendar has worked in industries from pharmaceuticals to diamonds, as well as a stint as an equity analyst. In his long career as a business journalist, he has led teams at The Times of India, India Today and Fortune India. He was part of the founding team at Forbes India and interned at and published in The Times, London.

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