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Drug Indicated For Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies Acquires DCGI Approval

Recently, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved Prussian blue insoluble formulations – for radiological and nuclear emergencies.

According to the Defence Ministry, Scott-Edil Pharmacia Ltd, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, and Skanttr Lifescience LLP, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, were granted the manufacturing and marketing licenses for commercial use of Prussian blue insoluble formulations – developed under the Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme. The development of these formulations was based on the technology of the Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi – a laboratory of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). 

The trade name of this drug will be Pru-DecorpTM and PruDecorp-MG. These formulations are utilized for decontaminating Cesium and Thallium and its Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API). It is a critical drug used in radiological and nuclear emergencies – based on the World Health Organization (WHO) listings.

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