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Man Behind India’s Indigenous Vaccine & Bharat Biotech Owner


With the approval of the controlled use of Bharat Biotech‘s COVAXIN by the Indian Government, Bharat Biotech has taken over the public eye. Let’s make it correct i.e. both Bharat Biotech and its founder Chairman and MD Dr. Krishna Ella, have got the attention of the public. Let’s talk about Bharat Biotech Owner Dr. Krishna Ella. Dr. Ella is the MD & Chairman of Bharat Biotech International Limited, which he incorporated back in 1996.

Dr. Krishna Ella

A gold medalist at university, Dr Krishna Ella was born in a poor family of farmers in Tamil Nadu, India. He won a scholarship and went to study in the United States at an early age. He gets his PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

“Science is everything in life. I don’t know anything about business, neither my family knows about business.”

Bharat Biotech International Limited’s co-founder Ella said

He also worked as a professor and research scientist at the Medical University of South Carolina. A research scientist in Molecular Biology, Dr. Ella strongly believes that new technology in vaccine development is necessary to solve public healthcare problems caused by infectious diseases.

Bharat Biotech International Limited was started by Dr. Krishna Ella and his wife Dr. Suchitra Ella in the year 1996. The company has filed a total of 433 Patents and 160 patents are owned by this company so far. Bharat Biotech has a worldwide presence in more than 123 countries on the planet. It was first started in Genome Valley of Hyderabad.


A serial entrepreneur with a passion for modern ideas, Dr. Ella has also ventured into veterinary vaccines, food processing, and developing biotechnology infrastructure in India. Under Dr. Ella’s leadership, Bharat Biotech has grown to become a global leader in the innovative vaccine.

Bharat Biotech Owner Dr. Ella

Under Dr. Ella’s leadership, Bharat Biotech also developed India’s native COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN. ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) made a partnership with Bharat Biotech to developed Covaxin is in India. Bharat Biotech became the first Indian company to isolate a strain virus of covid-19. They also became the first Indian company to develop an indigenous Covid 19 vaccine. Bharat Biotech has made significant performance in polio vaccine

They are now WHO’s (World Health Organization’s) prequalified provider of vaccines for polio.

Involved Committees

Dr. Ella is also involved in shaping India’s science education and policy through his association with several committees including:

  • Scientific Advisory Committee to the Union Cabinet
  • CSIR Governing Council.
  • CCMB Governing Council.
  • Research Council for CSIR National Laboratories.
  • Board of Visitors – Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Source)

Dr. Ella also served with several awards including the ET Now Special Recognition for Healthcare Industry Award, J R D Tata—Best Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Marico Innovation Award and University of Southern California—Asia-Pacific Leadership Award.

So that’s all about Bharat Biotech owner and Man behind Indian Indigenous Covid vaccine Dr. Ella.

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