Institute of India was founded in 1966 with the aim of manufacturing life-saving
immuno-biologicals, which were in shortage in the country and imported at high
prices. Thereafter, several life-saving biologicals were manufactured at prices
affordable to the common man and in abundance, with the result that the country
was made self-sufficient for Tetanus Anti-toxin and Anti-snake Venom serum, followed
by DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) group of Vaccines and then later on
MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) group of vaccines.
The Philanthropic philosophy
of the company still not only exists but has been proliferated to bring down the
prices of newer vaccines such as Hepatitis-B vaccine, Rabies vaccine, Combination
vaccine etc., so that not only Indian's, but the entire under-privileged children
of the world, in more than 140 countries are protected from birth onwards.