Adar Poonawalla

World's largest vaccine maker Serum Institute resumes Covishield export to COVAX

Serum Institute has resumed the export of its COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' after eight months of hiatus.

Nov 26, 2021, 19:06 PM IST

Vaccine hesitancy in India greatest threat in overcoming COVID-19 pandemic: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla’s family-owned company SII is preparing to resume exports to the COVAX international vaccine sharing program for the first time since April.

Nov 18, 2021, 14:36 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi meets India's Covid vaccine manufacturers

Representatives from seven vaccine makers - Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech, Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Zydus Cadila, Biological E, Gennova Biopharma and Panacea Biotech - participated in the meeting

Oct 23, 2021, 17:56 PM IST

PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Adar Poonawalla in Time Magazine's ‘100 most influential people of 2021' list

TIME's profile of Modi says that in its 74 years as an independent nation, India has had three pivotal leaders - Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Narendra Modi.

Sep 15, 2021, 23:52 PM IST

Hope to launch Covovax vaccine for adults in October this year, for kids in 2022 first quarter: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO said, "The Covovax vaccine for kids will be launched in the first quarter of the next year most likely in January-February."

Aug 06, 2021, 18:52 PM IST

Good news for travellers, says Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla as 16 European countries recognise Covishield

"It is indeed good news for travellers, as we see sixteen European countries recognising Covishield as an acceptable vaccine for entry," tweeted SII CEO Adar Poonawalla.

Jul 18, 2021, 07:09 AM IST

No application received for EU authorisation of Covishield: European Medicines Agency

"For the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield to be evaluated for use in the EU, the developer needs to submit a formal marketing authorisation application to EMA, which to date has not been received," the EMA said at a press briefing. 

Jul 17, 2021, 12:37 PM IST

Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla assures help to Indians amid reports of Covishield not qualifying for EU ‘Green Pass’

"I realise that a lot of Indians who have taken COVISHIELD are facing issues with travel to the E.U., I assure everyone, I have taken this up at the highest levels and hope to resolve this matter soon, both with regulators and at a diplomatic level with countries," said Adar Poonawalla.

Jun 28, 2021, 12:03 PM IST

'It would take 2-3 years for entire world population to get fully vaccinated,' says SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla stated that "It would take 2-3 years for the entire world population to get fully vaccinated."

May 18, 2021, 23:19 PM IST

Vaccination of entire population is not possible in 2-3 months: Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute

Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawala said his company "never exported vaccines at the expense of the people of India". He said that India's vaccination campaign could not be completed in two or three months, as there is a large population.

May 18, 2021, 20:32 PM IST

Adar Poonawalla exits Panacea Biotec, sells entire stake for Rs 118 crore

As per BSE block deal data, Poonawalla sold 31,57,034 scrips he held in the firm at a price of Rs 373.85 per share.

May 18, 2021, 07:56 AM IST

Maharashtra halts COVID vaccination for 18-44 age group, people above 45 to be given priority

The Maharashtra Health Minister also revealed that the Serum Institute of India (SII) has informed the Maharashtra government that it would be able to provide 1.5 crore Covishield vaccines to the state only May 20 onwards.

May 12, 2021, 20:30 PM IST

Threat to Adar Poonawalla: Petition filed in Bombay HC seeks Z+ security for Serum Institute of India CEO, his family

The petitioner said that Poonawalla and his family should be given Z plus security, and his assets should be protected keeping the threats that were being made to Poonawallah as per media reports.

May 06, 2021, 09:04 AM IST

Serum Institute working closely with govt, received all kinds of support: Adar Poonawalla

The statement from India's COVID-19 vaccine maker Adar Poonawalla comes at a time when he alleged during an exclusive interview with 'Times' that he ad been receiving threats in India and that he and his family left the country for London after unprecedented "pressure and aggression" over the demand of vaccines.

May 03, 2021, 16:57 PM IST

India to face COVID-19 vaccine shortage till July, says SII chief Adar Poonawalla

Amid the surge in COVID-19 infections in the country, Serum Institute of India (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla revealed that the issue of vaccine shortage in India will last for months.

May 03, 2021, 12:25 PM IST

Powerful Indians making aggressive calls for COVID vaccines: Serum CEO Adar Poonawalla

The Serum Institute chief spoke about receiving aggressive calls from some of the most powerful people in India, demanding supplies of Covishield -- the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that the institute is producing in India.

May 02, 2021, 00:26 AM IST

SII CEO Adar Poonawalla to get 'Y' category security CRPF amid threats from various groups

The Union government's decision came after the Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), Prakash Kumar Singh, had written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on April 16 requesting security for Adar Poonawalla.

Apr 28, 2021, 20:36 PM IST

President Biden's new policy is an act of vaccine mafia! USA halts import of crucial raw material

Serum Institute of India (SII) Chief Executive Adar Poonawalla has urged US President Joe Biden to lift the export ban on critical raw materials required for the production of COVID-19 vaccines. 

Apr 16, 2021, 20:57 PM IST

Serum Institute of India pegs losses due to fire at over Rs 1000 crore; Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray says probe in blaze on

In the Serum Institute of India (SII) fire that broke out in a five-storey building in the SII's Manjari premises in Pune on January 21 (Thursday), five contractual labourers died. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited the SII on Friday to take stock of the damages.

Jan 22, 2021, 22:56 PM IST

In pics: Serum Institute of India fire kills five people; SII announces compensation

Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by a number of doses produced and sold globally (more than 1.5 billion doses) which includes Polio vaccine as well as Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hib, BCG, r-Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccines, as per the company's website.

Jan 22, 2021, 00:55 AM IST