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Vaccine Industry Developing Country

Represented on the GAVI Board by

Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz, Brazil

Board Member: Dr. Akira Homma, Director, Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz
Term of Office: January 2005 to December 2007

Vaccine producers in developing countries have created a forum for collaboration with a new Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturing Network, launched in November 2000. Full members are developing countries vaccine manufacturers (public and private) that have been pre-qualified by WHO for sale of products by UN agencies, or that have taken demonstrable steps towards doing so, located in countries with fully functional national regulatory authorities.

WHO pre-qualified vaccine manufacturers include:

Berna Biotech (gcv)
Bio Farma, Indonesia
Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz, Brazil
Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba
Chiron Behring, India
Institut Pasteur Dakar, Senegal
LG Life Sciences Ltd. , Korea
Panacea Biotec, India
Serum Institute of India
Shantha Biotechnics Private Ltd., India

Vaccine manufacturers in the process of attaining pre-qualification include:
Biological E, India
Butantan Institute, Brasil
In addition, vaccinology institutions (including WHO , the International Vaccine Institute , and RIVM are providing technical support to the Network.

The goals of the Network include:

  • To provide quality vaccines at affordable prices to the developing world, including those vaccines in need in developing countries and those in which there is limited interest to industrialized nations and, possibly, big pharma.
  • To obtain recognition that developing country vaccine producers have an essential role in assuring availability of vaccines to inmunize every child.

Former Board Members

Serum Institute of India

Board Member: Dr Suresh Sakharam Jadhav
Term of Office: January 2003 to December 2004

Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), Cuba

Board Member: Dr Luis Saturnino Herrera Martinez, Director-General
Term of Office: January 2001 to December 2002

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