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Fifty years


Serum - Protection from birth onwards

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. acquires the Czech arm of US based firm Nanotherapeutics

Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. acquires the Czech arm of US based firm Nanotherapeutics for 72 million Euros as part of its growth strategy More...

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits
Serum Institute of India

Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi visited the Serum Institute of India on Sunday 13th November and met with the Chairman & Managing Director Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla and CEO Mr. Adar Poonawalla. More...

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Governor confers Honorary D Litt to
Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla

Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Universities in the State, Ch Vidyasagar Rao, conferred the Honorary D Litt (Honoris Causa) on Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla for his contributions to public health by manufacturing low cost vaccines. More...

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February 2015

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla meets
Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi

Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi being explained by Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla of how Serum Institute of India has contributed worldwide by protecting more than 60% of all children born in 2014. More...

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Chairman and Managing Director, Serum Institute Of India, who pioneered the development of affordable life-saving vaccines and is counted among the largest vaccine manufacturers More...

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla receives the CHEMTECH "
Lifetime Achievement Award"

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla was awarded the CHEMTECH "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the CHEMTECH PBW Leadership & Excellence Awards held on 28th January at Mumbai. More...

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla awarded the Punyabhushan Award [Pride of Pune]

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla was conferred with the 26th Punyabushan award [Pride of Pune] at the hands of Shri. Sharad Pawar and Shri. N. R. Narayana Murthy at Balgandharva Rangamandir, Pune on Sunday, 9th November 2014. More...

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla receives The Asian Award for the "Business Leader of the Year"

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla was awarded The Asian Award for the "Business Leader of the Year" at Grosvenor House, London on 4th April 2014. More...

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

SERUM / BBIO - Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) made available at affordable prices to the world’s children

Serum Institute of India and Bilthoven Biologicals B.V., The Netherlands, have endeavoured to support the Programme to reach the Global Polio Eradication Initiative [GPEI] Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018, by substantially reducing the price of IPV from the prevailing price available in the market, in the recent tender bid with UNICEF. More...

Friday, December 27, 2013

10th World Zoroastrian Congress, 2013

The 10th World Zoroastrian Congress held in Mumbai, India was sponsored by the Serum Institute of India and inaugurated by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee along with Governor of Maharashtra K. Sankaranarayanan & Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla on 27th December 2013.


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Winning accolades from His Royal Highness Prince of Wales

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales made a private visit to Serum Institute on 10th November 2013 as he was keen to know more about the manufacture of inexpensive yet high quality vaccines that saves the lives of millions of children across the globe. More...

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

At Serum Institute, HRH Prince of Wales takes an update on MMR vaccine

On their maiden visit to the city, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles on Sunday made a special stopover at the Serum Institute of India. While the Prince of Wales interacted with scientists and senior officials at the manufacturing facility, plants globally, the Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the legendary Poonawalla stud farm. More...

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Nothing official about it

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla & Adar Poonawalla gave His Royal Highness Prince of Wales a guided tour of the sprawling Serum Institute Facility.“I’m impressed,” Charles told a gaggle of the institute’s scientists, with whom he engaged in a long conversation. More...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Poonawallas to host Prince Charles.

The royal couple will be making a special stopover in Pune on November 10 as the personal guests of Cyrus and Adar Poonawalla.


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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Serum Institute of India Ltd. acquires Bilthoven Biologicals of Netherlands

Serum Institute of India Ltd. has acquired Bilthoven Biologicals of Netherlands. Through the acquisition, the Serum Institute will get access to technology and expertise for making the Injectable Polio Vaccine (Salk), a unique capability and expertise that is currently possessed by a mere three other vaccine manufacturing plants globally. More...

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Sunday, June 3, 2012 PuneMirror

Meeting minutes with Bill Gates

Charity has different faces, and the Microsoft founder wears one defined by humility, found the Poonawallas as they showed him around their vaccine manufacturing facility. More...

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Friday, June 1, 2012 The Indian Express

Bill Gates visits Serum Institute, meets vaccine hero Poonawalla

Bill Gates on Thursday visited the Serum Institute of India in Pune, met its CMD Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla whom he referred to as one of the seven vaccine heroes, and evinced interest in several products it is developing. More...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bill Gates lists Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla as one of seven Most Influential Vaccine Heroes

His Serum Institute, says Gates, “makes more vaccines than anybody,” including one for meningitis that sells for a mere 50 cents a dose. These pioneers in breakthrough research (and, in one case, manufacturing) are “fascinating, mythic guys,” says Gates. More...

Friday, August 5, 2011 Serum Institute of India Ltd., Pune

Serum & Merck Announce Collaboration to Develop and Expand Global Access to Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Serum Institute of India Ltd. and Merck have entered into an agreement to develop and commercialize a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) for use in the emerging and developing world countries of the world. More...

Monday, July 11, 2011 Press Information Bureau, Government of India

WHO lauds Serum Institute's efforts at BRICS meeting in China

WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan singled out India's effort when she stated that when African countries wanted a meningococcal vaccine at a cost of not more than 50 cents, it was the Serum Institute of India which came forward and did the job. “All the major manufacturers of the world were approached by WHO but could not meet the cost criteria, which was critical for the African countries. The supply of this vaccine by India has saved hundreds and thousand of lives in low & middle income African countries, where a person contracting meningitis often means 4-5 months of a household's income” she said. More...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Times of India

City's Serum Institute plays vital role in saving lives

Bill Gates & British Prime Minister David Cameron praise Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla & Serum Institute for cutting vaccine prices. Serum offered GAVI the pentavalent vaccine at $1.75 per dose. The vaccine was purchased by GAVI a couple of years ago at more than $3 per dose. More...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Sakal Times

Serum's vaccine will be world's most affordable

Dr. Poonawalla makes far-reaching pledge to Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) in London. Serum Institute has made a commitment to cut the price of its pentavalent vaccine by 60 % - the lowest possible cost in the world. More...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 DNA

Pharma giants urged to lower vaccine prices

Serum Institute of India Ltd (SII), at an international meet in London, has appealed to big pharma companies and suppliers to follow the principle of ‘philanthropic pricing policy’ for the benefit of underprivileged children across the world.

Poonawalla announced that SII has offered GAVI its pentavalent vaccine at $1.75, which was earlier purchased by GAVI at more than $3 per dose. “This is the most affordable vaccine offered by any manufacturer in the world,” Poonawalla said More...

Monday, June 13, 2011 DNA

Serum Institute lowers price of pentavalent vaccine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has welcomed the initiative of city-based pharmaceutical giant, Serum Institute of India (SII), to lower the price of its pentavalent vaccine for the developing world and for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). More...

Monday, June 13, 2011 Indian Express

Offer vaccines at lower prices: Poonawalla to pharma giants

Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, chief managing director of Serum Institute of India, on Monday urged big pharmaceutical firms to take their lead and offer vaccines at lower prices for saving lives. He was speaking at a pledging conference in London held by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI). British Prime Minister David Cameron and Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. More...

Monday, December 27, 2010

NDTV Profit TV Interview with Dr. Cyrus & Adar Poonawalla.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010     Sakal Times

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla receives US Excellence Award from PAHO & PAHEF

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) have presented Dr Cyrus S Poonawalla, with the Award for “Excellence in Inter-American Public Health”, making him the first Indian to get this prestigious honor in Washington DC, USA. Dr. Poonawalla received this award from Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for his extraordinary contribution to eliminate rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in America. More...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla interview at the Pan American Health Organization about Rubella vaccines & Serum Institute of India.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 BioSpectrum

Serum Institute launches intra-nasal swine flu vaccine Nasovac in India

Serum Institute of India launched its intra-nasal Swine Flu Vaccine View Interview

Friday, August 14, 2009 DNA Pune

Vaccine is Serum Institute's top priority

City-based Serum Institute of India has been told to concentrate on the development of the H1N1 vaccine and put the development of H5N1 (avian flu) vaccine on the back burner by the World Health Organisation (WHO). More...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 DNA Mumbai

Serum Institute to speed up vaccine production

Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune is looking forward to an early date for producing a H1N1 vaccine. More...

Monday, August 3 2009

The Forbes India Show, CNBC TV18       TV Interview

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Friday, July 31, 2009 Sakal Times Pune

Serum Institute preparing vaccine

Serum Institute is working on Influenza A H1N1 virus strain to prepare a injectable vaccine to be ready for animal testing in the next two months. More...