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Bill Gates visits Hyderabad-based vaccine maker

May 31, 2013 21:06 IST

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates visited Biological E Ltd, a city-based vaccine manufacturer, late in the evening on Thursday.

Gates who is also Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, along with a delegation from the foundation met with the top management of Biological E Ltd.

Bill Gates congratulated Biological E on the science and innovation platform of the company that allows it to supply effective and affordable vaccines, a release said.

"Our company is committed to manufacturing quality vaccines at prices that make them one of the most cost-effective

investments in global health. We are very proud to support immunisation needs of the world's poorest countries and supply life-saving vaccines to underprivileged children in the world," Biological E's Managing Director Mahima Datla said.

Gates also visited the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) at Patancheru and interacted with senior scientists for about five hours. His visit to ICRISAT was kept under wraps for security reasons.

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