Panacea Biotec shares zoom 20%, hit upper circuit after announcement of  Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine's production
Panacea Biotec shares zoom 20%, hit upper circuit after announcement of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine's production
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Shares of Panacea Biotec on Tuesday rallied 20 per cent after the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the drug firm agreed to produce 100 million doses per year of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in India.

The stock jumped 19.99 per cent to Rs 220.85 -- its highest trading permissible limit -- on BSE.

On NSE, it zoomed 19.98 per cent to Rs 221.25 -- its upper circuit.

Production of Sputnik V at Panacea Biotec sites will help facilitate global supply of Sputnik V to international partners of RDIF, a joint statement said.

"Cooperation with Panacea Biotec is an important step to produce the vaccine in India and to supply our international partners around the world, Russian Direct Investment Fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev said.

Vaccine partnerships are the only way to overcome the pandemic, he added.

Panacea Biotec MD Rajesh Jain said, "We are pleased to collaborate with RDIF to produce Sputnik V for global markets. Panacea Biotec brings decades of vaccine manufacturing and distribution know-how to scale-up Sputnik V supplies".

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