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Indian Immunologicals Limited to set up new Animal Vaccine Facility

Hyderabad, Oct 10: Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) announced that the company will invest about Rs 700 Cr to set up a new animal vaccine manufacturing facility in Genome Valley, Hyderabad. The new facility is aimed at increasing the production of vaccine to tackle Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) and other emerging diseases. It will create total employment for around 750 people.

IIL, a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is already one of the largest manufacturers of FMD vaccine in the world and is the leading supplier of FMD vaccine to the Government of India’s National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP). IIL is investing in a new greenfield project for the establishment of a Veterinary Vaccine Facility for manufacturing of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine and other animal vaccines. The facility is intended to be a state-of-art fully integrated biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) for Drug substance (DS) production and respective fill-finish, informed a press release from IIL on Monday.

IIL’s intended new facility, in Genome Valley Phase 3, will add another 300 million doses/annum of FMD vaccine to its capacity. The existing facility in Gachibowli already has a capacity of 300 million doses. Production is scheduled to commence in the 3rd year. 

Dr Anand Kumar, Managing Director, IIL mentioned, “IIL is on an aggressive growth path and this third vaccine facility in Hyderabad will ensure self-sufficiency for our nation in the field of vaccines and thereby saving the exchequer and farmers several thousands of crores”.

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