Dr Harsh Vardhan launches clinical trials website “CUReD”
Health and Family Welfare minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a website called CuRED or CSIR Ushered Repurposed Drugs yesterday, the website provides information about the drugs, diagnostics and devices including the current stage of the trials, partnering institutions and their role in the trials and other details. The site can be accessed at https://www.iiim.res.in/
Harsh Vardhan lauded the efforts of CSIR for being at the forefront of the ongoing fight against COVID-19 and prioritizing clinical trials, generating data for their regulatory approval and helping launch drugs and diagnostics in the market. He commended the approach of using repurposed drugs and also, synthesizing COVID-19 drugs through new processes and transferring to Industry.