Indian Immunologicals, world’s largest producer of FMD vaccine

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018

Indian Immunologicals Ltd (IIL) has emerged the world’s largest manufacturer of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine.

IIL’s new FMD vaccine manufacturing block, which will deliver 360 million doses annually, was inaugurated by T Nanda Kumar, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board, at a function held at its Gachibowli vaccine complex here.

This is one of the most advanced vaccine facilities in India and incorporates features such as full automation with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and advanced ‘Bio-safety’ environment. It also conforms to stringent regulatory norms required by developed countries.

IIL, a veterinary biologicals company, currently meets the bulk of the vaccine requirement for the FMD control programme in India. It has supplied over a billion doses and is gearing up to meet the surge in demand due to the expansion of the programme in the coming years at a competitive price.

Published on September 30, 2014

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