BIBCOL manufactures and develops ORAL POLIO VACCINES (OPV VACCINES) in large quantity. We have been developing Polio Vaccine in bulk since January 1996. Our plant manufactures & supplies doses of Polio Vaccines to National Immunization Program (NIP) in the country. Apart from manufacturing hundreds and millions of OPV Vaccines, BIBCOL is involved in one way or another with various health campaigns related to polio eradication. We are fully committed to produce world class OPV Vaccines for mass immunization and give absolute priority to the quality and safety of Oral Polio Vaccines. The doses manufactured in our plant are carefully tested and approved before they are sent to the production line.
Bharat Immunologicals & Biologicals Corporation Limited (BIBCOL) is a Govt. of India undertaking under administrative control of Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. BIBCOL is situated in village Chola, district Bulandshahr of U.P., 65 Km. away from the national capital.
The project was completed in 1994. It was then considered to undertake the target of self sufficiency in polio production in two phases. Phase 1: To start immediate formulation of Trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine importing the bulk concentrates for Type-I, Type-II, Type-III. Phase 2: To start the indigenous production of Oral Polio Vaccine from Primary Monkey Kidney Cell Culture (PMKCC). In the year 1995 BIBCOL started operation by formulating vaccine from imported bulk and continued till now. The phase 2 never started for many reasons, one of the reason being not getting environmental clearance for use of monkeys in production and non availability of seed virus from WHO and the nearing completion of product life cycle(the targeted dates of polio eradication being set as year 2000 and subsequently to year 2005 and still going on.