The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) present Dr. Cyrus S Poonawalla with the Award for “Excellence in Inter-American Public Health”.


The “No.1 Biotech Company of the Year” Award for   being presented to Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla. Serum Institute of India has received the award four consecutive years from 2006 to 2009.


The Ernst and Young (E&Y) Award for Health and Life Sciences, 2007 being awarded
to Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla.


Business Leader of the Year Award for Biotech 2007 being presented to Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla by the  Director of Science & Technology.


Several official awards and marks of recognition have been showered on Serum Institute of India.

  • Best Vaccine Executive of the Year award to Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla during the Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards Dinner at the World Vaccine Congress Asia event in June 2011.
  • Export Excellence Award for 1996-97 and 1997-98 awarded to TOP TEN EXPORTERS from Pune Region by the Joint Director General of Foreign Trade, Pune and Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture.

  • Vikas Bharati Award received in 1997 from International Council for Business Promotion, New Delhi, for outstanding achievements and contribution in the chosen field of activities, towards promotion and maintaining quality and standard of products/ services through innovative strategies.

  • Certificate for Export Recognition (1st Rank) under the Export House category, from the Government of Maharashtra for export achievement in 1996-97.

  • Certificate of Merit awarded by the Government of India, Ministry of Commerce for outstanding export performance in 1996-97.

  • First Award under the Drugs and Pharmaceuticals panel from CHEMEXCIL, Mumbai, for sterling export performance in 1995-96.

  • Certificate of Merit awarded by CHEMEXCIL, Mumbai, for outstanding export performance in 1994-95.



The Health-Education Film "Snakebite" is a blend of action-packed drama, interesting information and stunning snake photography that enthralls and educates. Superstitions and ignorance continue to kill thousands of victims of snakebite and unfortunately, life-saving Anti-Snake Venom Serum remains virtually unknown and unavailable in rural India.

The lore, the mystery, the facts and the demystification of snakes and snakebites have all been captured in "Snakebite". The message is that the best protection is knowledge.

The film has won several prestigious awards:

  • The "Best Professional" film award at the Ninth International Film Festival held in U.S.A. in 1986.
  • The British Medical Association Film Competition Gold Award in 1987.
  • The Cine Golden Eagle Award by the Council on International Non-theatrical Events, 1987.
  • Special Award of the Young Peoples Jury at M.I.P. (Medikanale International Parma, 1989.


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