MassBiologics, located in Boston, is the only non-profit, FDA-licensed manufacturer of vaccines in the United States. For over 100 years, MassBiologics has worked to improve public health through applied research, development and production of biologic products, including vaccines, plasma derivatives and most recently, monoclonal antibodies. MassBiologics currently manufactures Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids, Adsorbed (Td) vaccine and distribute nationwide.
In 1997 the State Legislature transferred oversight of MassBiologics from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). MassBiologics' administration works with UMMS in scientific collaborations, technology management and creating partnerships for the development of products for the benefit of patients.
Mission: "Medicine for Better Lives"
MassBiologics' mission is to discover and develop products that will significantly improve public health. This includes products for smaller patient populations due to limited incidence of disease (orphan products), uncertain markets as new challenges to public health arise, or products for developing nations with limited resources and unique needs.