In November 2017, St. Petersburg Institute of Vaccines and Serums joined the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN).
The Institute became the only Russian representative in the organization that brings together such global companies as MERCK, Green Cross, SK Chemicals, and other. The association of the world’s major manufacturers of vaccines did not happen by chance, because the joints efforts within this community allow to use vaccination in order to prevent the spread of terrible diseases. To a larger extent, these diseases affect people in developing countries, where medical services are not available to all segments of the population.
The organization brings together 50 manufacturers of vaccines from 17 countries and territories around the world producing 40 different types of vaccines based on various technology and production methods. Overall, DCVMN members manufacture more than 200 products, including 40 with WHO prequalification.
DCVMN (Developing Countries Vaccine Manufactures Network) was established in 2000 and is guided by the principle that all people should be protected from existing and emerging infectious diseases. DCVMN aims at improving the quality of supplied products and their availability to all people.