Biological E's Dr. V K Datla passes away

Industry veteran Dr. V K Datla Chairman and Managing Director, Biological E leaves behind a rich legacy of countless contributions to the Indian vaccine industry

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Dr. Vijay Kumar Datla, Chairman and Managing Director, Biological E passed away today. He was one of the early pioneers of the Indian vaccine industry, responsible for the operations of the company that has been one of the largest suppliers to the nation's Universal Immunization Programme. He was 67 years old.

Biological E Limited was established over 50 years ago. It is the first private sector biological products company in India and the first pharmaceuticals company in South India. Dr.Datla, a doctor by profession has been with Biological E for 43 of those years. His daughter, Ms.Mahima Datla is currently the senior vice-president, Biological E.

Biological E has been making great strides in developing new vaccines in the past year. It had launched a Japaneses Encephalitis vaccine last year, and recently entered into a JV with GSK for the development of a hexavalent vaccine as well.

The company website stated that Dr. Vijay Kumar Datla, the man behind management's thrust, strongly believed in individual learning and development at Biological E.

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Ekaterina 10 April 2013 at 08:07 AM

Yeah its not that Women get paid less beacuse of Maternity leave but Women get paid less beacuse enough of them make sacrifices to be the best mother rather than have the best career, while the same percentage of men will sacrifice being the best fathers for having the best career that it twists the average up. My wife makes a LOT more than I do. She's more career oriented than me, also she hasn't done the drastic career changes I have. I would be surprised if she didn't average HIGHER than men of the same age/education/career. While I'm certainly lower.The moral of the story is life gets in the way and when you combine everybody's life in a place you get Society .

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