BE is the first Indian private company to enter into the vaccine field. Ever since, we have been leaders in vaccinology. We are also central to the Government of India's Universal Immunisation Programme. BE supplies more than 60% of its paediatric vaccines to the Government of India.
In the last decade alone, BE has supplied around 1.2 billion doses of vaccines towards the immunisation needs of India. In the current year we have already supplied 135 million doses. We can justifiably say that every child in India at one time or other has been immunised by BE.
BE has extended its vaccine portfolio, invested in cGMP manufacturing facilities and built new state-of-the-art facilities and a modern infrastructure to ensure future growth and the development of new products. We also have a number of new products at the clinical development stage.
As the leading supplier to the Central Government, State Governments and all allied institutions of the government, including the army, municipal corporations and public sector institutions, the vaccine division is a valuable and crucial section of BE.