New Delhi: Diversified entity ITC on Thursday confirmed that it’s growing a nasal spray for COVID-19 prevention for which it has initiated medical trials.
Developed by scientists at ITC Life Sciences and Expertise Centre (LSTC), Bengaluru, the corporate plans to market the nasal spray underneath the Savlon model as soon as it will get all of the requisite regulatory approvals, in accordance with sources.
When contacted for feedback, a spokesperson of ITC stated, “We are unable to share more details at the current moment as the clinical trials are underway.”
The spokesperson declined to touch upon an in depth question on the place is the medical trial being performed, from the place the business manufacturing can be performed when accepted and underneath what model the nasal spray can be marketed.
Nevertheless, sources stated the corporate had obtained approvals from ethics committees and is registered with Medical Trial Registry-India (CTRI) for medical trials of the nasal spray which is designed to arrest the virus on the entry level within the nasal cavity itself.
They additional stated the product has the potential to be efficient and secure in stopping an infection and transmission of COVID-19 together with the present measures of hygiene advisable by well being authorities.
ITC’s LSTC has been on the core of the corporate’s drive for science led product innovation to help and construct its big selection of product portfolio.
The corporate’s R&D groups have been instrumental in growing a spread of modern well being and hygiene choices that have been commercially made out there underneath the Savlon model, through the pandemic.