The present day IIBAT was established as a farm—“The Coromandel Indag Farm” way back in 1978. The farm was a non-profit research trust/society –recognized by the ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India under the DSIR scheme. Later, the Coromandel Indag Research Centre was instituted, which was a venture of the Coromandel Indag Product Ltd. This was the first time that an Indian-owned pesticide manufacturer developed a research centre, the facilities of which were open to fellow members of the industry at home and abroad and to Government research institutions for conducting trials. The Coromandel Indag Research centre was renamed as Fredrick Institute of Plant Protection and Toxicology (FIPPAT) and registered as a SOCIETY in 1985. In May 2002, FIPPAT became IIBAT (International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology). In 2004, IIBAT raised to the level of a GLP-certified Contract Research Organization delivering contract services in the areas of Toxicology, Analytical Chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Genetic Toxicology, Radioisotope studies, etc.