Hilleman Laboratories

Hilleman Laboratories is a global vaccine research & development organization focused on making affordable vaccines using innovation to address gaps that exist in low resource settings. A joint venture with MSD and Wellcome Trust, Hilleman Labs acts as a catalyst in bridging the gap between academic research and product development by targeting novel vaccines and increasing the efficiency of existing vaccines.

Hilleman Laboratories

In September 2009, the Wellcome Trust and MSD created the MSD Welcome Trust Hilleman Laboratories, a research and development joint venture with a not-for-profit mission committed to developing high impact, affordable vaccines for people in developing countries in an innovative and sustainable manner.

The partners have strengths that are complementary in many ways. The Wellcome Trust brings exceptional public health expertise, in-depth policy understanding and experience in biomedical research to the partnership. MSD brings expertise in vaccine development and experience in working with a diverse range of stakeholders including international organizations, governments, nongovernmental organizations and philanthropic organizations.

The Hilleman Laboratories is based in India and is focused on bringing in innovation to act as a catalyst in bridging the gap between academia and product development, leveraging a cadre of talented scientists from around the globe. Their expertise in medical research is targeted towards creating new vaccines in areas of unmet needs as well as adapting existing vaccines for more effective delivery in low income countries.


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LocationSouth Asia, Central Asia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Mali, Malawi, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, India, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Gambia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Congo, The Democratic Republic of, Comoros, Chad, Cambodia, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Benin, Bangladesh, West Africa, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa
  • Start Date 2009