The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has cleared a bio-therapeutic clot-buster drug for phase-one human clinical trials, a statement said Friday.
The drug, earlier licensed from a US-based firm, has been designed by Chandigarh-based Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH).
"Clot-specific streptokinase (CSSK), a pioneering bio-therapeutic clot buster drug from the CSIR-IMTECH has been cleared Thursday by the office of the DCGI for Phase-One Human Clinical trials," the statement from CSIR said.
The drug has recently been successfully tried in test animals including monkeys. Its design and process development and scale-up was achieved by a team led by CSIR-IMTECH Director Girish Sahni.