Updated on 9 May 2012
Among other developments, the company is progressing with its plans to start the first human clinical trial of rotavirus vaccine. It is also about to start the phase I trial for the typhoid polysaccharide in the next few months. The company is also in the process of developing a hexavalent vaccine.
As the first Indian company to launch an r-DNA hepatitis B vaccine, Shanvac B, in 1997, Shantha heralded a new beginning for biotechnology and affordable healthcare in India. The Indian company continues to push boundaries and transcend limitations, bolstered by its research-driven scientific ethos. Shantha spends 24 percent of its revenue for R&D each year.