Lakshmi Manchu has been live streaming with several personalities. She has interviewed several personalities like Ram Gopal Varma, Shashi Tharoor, and most recently Rakul Preet Singh. She spoke to the MD of Biological E Mahima Datla today. Biological E is one of the companies trying to build a coronavirus vaccine. Lakshmi uploaded the live stream on her feed as well.
Mahima and Lakshmi have been friends over the years. They also spoke of Mahima's family and other issues such as being a woman in power. Mahima took over Biological E from her father and since then the company has grown in leaps.
Mahima says that the government has been of tremendous support in the quest for a vaccine. Mahima spoke of several approaches that they are trying out. Mahima says their company is trying out a different approach. In contrast to looking into a weaker virus as the vaccine, Biological E is looking at a different approach that uses the protein that the virus secretes as a vaccine. Mahima has said that human trials will start off by the end of this year. She also speaks of the other research taking place all over the world. Mahima also spoke of the complications that the lockdown and shutting off the borders have had on the vaccine development and transport of other vaccines as well.