The company also plans to utilise the facility to manufacture C-19 vaccines post completion of its R&D with Griffith University, Australia, it added.
The company also inaugurated a new sterile filling facility that was commissioned last year to increase its capacity to supply lifesaving vaccines such as the Anti-Rabies Vaccine (ARV) — Abhayrab, IIL said.
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“We are optimistic about the strategic investment as India is one of the key growth markets. As we mark as one of the major players on the pediatric and rabies vaccine, this expansion of our manufacturing facility is our commitment to securing a healthy and sustainable future,” said Anand Kumar, MD, IIL.
“This facility has been specially designed to cater to the need for various viral vaccines and it will boost our manufacturing capacity by 35 per cent. The new plant is expected to be ready for operation by October 2021,” Prasanna Deshpande, Deputy MD, IIL said.
IIL exports various human and animal vaccines to over 50 countries and currently employs around 1,300 people.