IIL opens ‘New Bovine Serum’ manufacturing unit in New Zealand
The new plant can manufacture up to 300 tonnes of serum
Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) has recently inaugurated its ‘New Bovine Serum’ manufacturing plant in New Zealand.
The plant will produce key products like new born calf serum, adult bovine serum (NZ origin) and bulk bovine haemoglobin (NZ origin) for bio-pharmaceutical, research and diagnostic purpose, IIL said in a statement.
“At the new plant, bovine blood will be collected only from EU and USDA approved abattoirs in closed method under hygienic conditions. All the operations are subjected to daily independent verification by veterinarians employed by Ministry of Primary industries, New Zealand”, it added.
In October 2014, IIL had announced of setting up a bovine serum manufacturing plant through its subsidiary Pristine Biologicals (NZ) Limited in New Zealand with an investment of $ 1 million.
The objective of the investment was to gain control over the supplies of a key ingredient used in vaccine manufacture. Serum from New Zealand is highly regarded as the country is free from several diseases listed by the OIE. The new plant can manufacture up to 300 tonnes of serum, the company stated in a statement.