Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.
Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. is now the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced and sold globally (more than 1.3 billion doses). Serum Institute of India was founded in 1966 by Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla 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. In 2012 they acquired the license for VPM1002 and took over the development of this vaccine candidate. Serum Institute of India will be the IMP manufacturer and sponsor within this trial.