Billionaire family behind world’s largest vaccine producer pledges $66M to Oxford University

By: | December 16, 2021

The billionaire Indian family behind the world’s largest vaccine producer — Serum Institute of India (SII) — is donating upwards of $60 million to Oxford University to fund its new research center, which will be home to the scientists that developed the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.

Oxford University announced the donation on Wednesday and said that the university’s Old Road campus will be named the Poonawalla Vaccines Research building for the Poonawalla family following a donation of $66.2 million.

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