BCG Vaccine Laboratory, Chennai is a sub-ordinate office of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India. It was established on 1st May 1948, with the assistance of Staten’s Serum Institute (SSI) Copenhagen, Denmark. For 75 years, this institute has been manufacturing and supplying the BCG vaccine for childhood Tuberculosis to the immunization program of the Government of India.
Freeze dried BCG Vaccine is a preparation of live bacteria derived from the culture of attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis BCG. It is used for the prevention of childhood tuberculosis. The vaccine complies with the requirements of Indian Pharmacopoeia.
White Pellet or Powder which, when reconstituted yields an opalescent and homogenous suspension.