World’s First Fast Acting Anti Rabies Drug is now ready to launch in India. With this launch India will be the first country in the world to have developed a fast-acting anti-rabies drug. Launch of the drug will be this year itself. THe World’s first fast-acting anti-rabies drug called Rabishield.
Rabishield can offer immediate protection in severe dog-bite cases by instantly deactivating the rabies virus. Rabishield is developed by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) and US-based Mass Biologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Rabishield is first-of-its-kind human monoclonal antibody which is identical to human immune cells. Now treatment for rabies in severe dog-bite cases includes local treatment of the wound and immediate vaccination and administration of the human rabies immunoglobulin (hRIG).
Rabishield can effectively prevents the chances of transmitting blood-borne infections which is derived from human blood. Rabishield will be cheap, at least 25 percent cheaper than the existing rabies immunoglobulin.