Diversified entity ITC on Thursday confirmed that it’s growing a nasal spray for Covid-19 prevention for which it has initiated scientific trials.
Developed by scientists at ITC Life Sciences and Technology 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, based on sources.
When contacted for feedback, a spokesperson of ITC mentioned, “We are unable to share extra particulars on the present second because the scientific trials are underway.” The spokesperson declined to touch upon an in depth question on the place is the scientific trial being carried out, from the place the industrial manufacturing could be carried out when authorised and underneath what model the nasal spray could be marketed.
However, sources mentioned the corporate had obtained approvals from ethics committees and is registered with Clinical Trial Registry-India (CTRI) for scientific trials of the nasal spray which is designed to arrest the virus on the entry level within the nasal cavity itself. They additional mentioned 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 assist and construct its wide selection of product portfolio. The firm’s R&D groups have been instrumental in growing a variety of progressive well being and hygiene choices that have been commercially made out there underneath the Savlon model, in the course of the pandemic.