GlaxoSmithKline is a leading innovator of vaccines. GSK Biologicals is the vaccine arm of GSK and a leading vaccine producer globally. Since its foundation in 1945 GSK Biologicals has launched 30 vaccines worldwide (including 12 “world-firsts”) and is developing another 20 new vaccines today. More than one-third of its R&D pipeline focuses on diseases that primarily impact developing countries. In 2008 almost 80% of the vaccines that GSK Biologicals produced went to the developing world. It has consistently been the leading vaccine supplier to organisations such as UNICEF and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).