Indian researchers isolate Omicron variant in vivo and in vitro, levelling the path to vaccine development and vaccine efficacy studies

Researchers from India have now successfully grown and isolated the Omicron variant from hamsters in vivo with further culturing in the Vero CCL-81 cells in vitro, in a step forward towards testing the effectiveness of existing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and generation of new Omicron appropriate vaccines.