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....


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....


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....


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 worldwide was named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014.  more....


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. The award was presented to Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla by His Excellency, Mr. C. V. Rao, Hon'ble Governor for the State of Maharashtra.  more....


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....


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.  more....


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....


Sunday, November 10, 2013
At Serum Institute, His Royal Highness Prince of Wales takes an update on MMR vaccines

On their maiden visit to the city, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles Sunday made a special stopover at the Serum Institute of Indian.  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.


November, 2013
The amfAR, Foundation for AIDS Research presented the inaugural India fund raising event sponsored by Serum Institute of India.  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.  more....


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....


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....


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
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....


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....


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).


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 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  more....


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....



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