Strides Pharma has got regulatory approval to conduct clinical trials in India of Covid-19 drug

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Indian pharmaceutical company Strides Pharma Science Ltd said on Thursday it has got regulatory approval to conduct clinical trials of antiviral drug favipiravir, considered a potential treatment for COVID-19.

The Bengaluru-based company has received approval from the Drug Controller General of India to conduct trials of favipiravir in the country, Strides founder and non-executive chairman Arun Kumar said on a post-earnings conference call, without giving any more details as reported in Timesofindia 

Strides’ announcement comes after Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd said last month it became the first pharma company in the country to get the nod to conduct favipiravir trials. The Mumbaibased company has initiated late-stage clinical trials and expects study results by July or August.

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