Sarosh Vandriwala Recognised For His Contributions In Developing Covid Vaccine By Zydus Cadila

Ahmedabad resident, Sarosh Parvez Vandriwala, who works in Zydus Cadila as an Associate Manager in the Research and Development of Vaccines, was recently awarded a certificate of appreciation, for his valuable contributions in the development of nCOV-19 Plasmid DNA Vaccine ZYCOV-D, by Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad.

“We are working on many different vaccines, with special focus on ‘Plasmid DNA Vaccine’, also  known as ‘ZYCOV-D’, which is the first needle vaccine. ZYCOV-D comprises DNA Plasmid Vector carrying gene encoding spike protein of SARS-COV-2 virus. The ‘S’ protein of the virus includes receptors responsible for binding to human angiotensin converting enzyme receptor,” explained Sarosh.

Sarosh was also praised in the publication Vaccine Journal relevant to his work. Sarosh worked his shift duty throughout the epidemic, even when it was at its peak during the lockdown. Kudos to his efforts and commitment!

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