Indian Vaccine Maker Greensignal Bio Pharma Has Been Certified with Pqp Certification [ Current Affairs ]

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Chennai based Indian vaccine maker GreenSignal Bio Pharma has been certified with PQP (Pre-qualification of Medicines Programme) certification by a UN Health agency World Health Organization (WHO) for manufacturing a BCG (Bacillus Calmette–Guerin) vaccine. And now with this certificate it becomes second Indian company who has PQP certification from WHO.

About PQP certification:

  • Pharmaceutical companies who are certified by PQP certification are able to participate in the global immunization programme organized by international procurement agencies like UNICEF and others.
  • While these international institutions are making a decision on procurement for distribution in resource-limited nations they use to prefer WHO list of pre-qualified pharmaceutical products.

About GreenSignal Bio Pharma

  • Green Signal Bio Pharma Pvt. Ltd (GSBPL) is founded in 2005.
  • Main focus of it is on preventive health care products in particular vaccine.
  • At present time it produces and supplies BCG Vaccine to the Government of India and Indonesia.
  • Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N. Gopalaswami is head of the company.
  • It is located at Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu and have production capacity of 60 lakh vials.

- Published on: February 8, 2016