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IIL opens facility in Telengana

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Facility to produce essential human vaccines and animal health formulations

Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) has opened a new state-of-the-art facility at Karkapatla, Ranga Reddy District, Telangana. This unit at phase III of Genome Valley, Karkapatla is IIL’s second manufacturing unit in Hyderabad. Spread across an area of 47 acres, the new facility has been established to manufacture vaccines against infectious diseases of humans and animal health formulations catering to domestic as well as international markets.

IIL had developed this facility considering the growing demand for the next 10 years for human vaccines and animal health formulations. Human vaccine facility has been established to meet all WHO pre-qualification standards. The first phase of human vaccine facility has the capacity to produce eight million doses of human rabies vaccine. The animal health formulation facility is equipped to produce an estimated capacity of 300 million tablets, 100 million bolus, and 20 million vials of injectables.

The plant is equipped with cutting-edge German technology and has fully automated systems consisting of automated granulation, compression lines which have the least possible human intervention. The facility is currently equipped to manufacture rabies vaccine for humans and produces new animal health formulations for bovines, sheep and pets. The unit will provide direct employment to 150 and indirect employment to 300 people.

Dr K Anand Kumar – Deputy Managing Director, IIL, said, “The facility will strengthen IIL’s position in the industry and will immensely increase our manufacturing capabilities. We are expecting this plant to play a key role in manufacturing top quality vaccines with the most recent German technology. We will strive to maintain our industry leadership in providing the vaccines in the most affordable prices without compromising on the quality.”

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