International Medica Foundation

The International Medica Foundation is a nonprofit foundation committed to the development of medical products and services and the distribution of healthcare products, services and information to families in need in neglected populations.

The foundation has all of the rights to RotaShield®, an oral rotavirus vaccine. The International Medica Foundation focuses on ensuring that a safe, effective and affordable rotavirus vaccine is clinically tested and then can be provided to children in need globally. The foundation also aims to ensure that the manufacturing process for RotaShield is available to manufacturers in countries with the appropriate vaccine manufacturing capabilities.


Lower-cost vaccine to prevent diarrhea to be tested in Africa

All of the vaccine and placebo for the trial was manufactured in a state of the art vaccine manufacturing facility in Dessau-Rosslau, Germany.