ICMR to get royalty from Covaxin sale

  • Published
    4th May, 2021

GS-III:Science and Technology

  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-technology, Bio-technology and issues relating to Intellectual Property Rights
Context

The intellectual property go­verning the use of Covaxin, jointly developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research, was “shared” and the ICMR would now receive royalty pay­ments.

Prelims question:

Consider the following statements about Indian Council for Medical Research:

  1. Clinical Trial Registry- India is managed through ICMR’s National Institute of Medical Statistics
  2. It organized first nationwide National Sample Survey for Tuberculosis in 1955
  3. Indian Research Fund Association was established by Harcourt Butler which later got renamed to ICMR after independence.
  4. Isolation of SARS-CoV2 strain by ICMR’s National Institute of Virology lead to development of Covaxin

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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Mains Question:

“The collapse of public health infrastructure during COVID present a strong case of PPP model in health services”. Comment

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