The Pharmaceutical industry is has been strong over the years as more and more companies begin their work here from as early as the 1920s. Since then, there have been several pharmaceutical companies in India who have made a name for themselves internationally.
List of pharmaceutical companies in India
|2||Dr Reddy’s Laboratories limited|
|4||Cadila Healthcare Ltd|
|5||India GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
|8||Abbott India Ltd|
|9||Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
|10||Aurobindo Pharma Ltd|
10. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd
Aurobindo Pharam Ltd was established in 1986 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh district. It is one of the best pharmaceuticals companies in the country with a total of 15 manufacturing facilities. After it became a public company in 1992, it then enlisted its share in the Indian stock exchange three years later. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. is also a market leader in Semi-synthetic Penicillins while being reputed in key therapeutic categories such as the neurosciences, cardiovascular, gastroenterology, cephalosporins, anti-retrovirals and anti-diabetics, etc.
9. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Nestled in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, the Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd is a member of the renowned Torrent group, which got its name from the Trinity laboratories based in the same city. It sells close to 1000 pharmaceutical products in over 50 countries all over the world. The Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd is a public listed pharmaceutical manufacturing company in India.
- Abbott India Ltd
The flagship company of Abbott Laboratories boasts of its contribution to therapeutic categories namely, women’s health, Gastroenterology and Diabetes, Neurology, Thyroid, Urology, Pain Management, Vitamins, and Anti-Infectives among others. This company established in 1988 operates from its headquarters in Mumbai. Its success is largely due to the strong combination of a highly competent commercial team, products backed by extensive research and development, solid alliances and tie-ups among others. This company employs more than 2,500 personnel, and maintains a customer reach through 35 distribution points, with 4,500 stockists and 150,000 retail outlets.
Cipla was established in 1935 by Dr. K. A. Hamied. Now, Ciple has become one of the front runner in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, being among the biggest multinational companies in India today. Cipla manufactures specialized formulations for ailments like depression, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, and diabetes among others. The organization upholds that no patient should ever be denied access to high-quality yet affordable medications and support.
Another pharmaceutical company also located in Mumbai is Wockhardt. This company is leading in three major sectors namely pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and hospitals. It was established in the 1960s. Wockhardt is not only a global pharmaceutical organization, it also focused on biotechnology and provides affordable yet quality products. It leads in research healthcare enterprise while remaining relevant to the field of Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology plus a chain of highly advanced hospitals with specializations.
- India GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Established much earlier than its competitors, Glaxo SmithKline was put up in 1924 and has since then been a world-renowned. It is one of the oldest among its competitors. GSK Rx India manufactures life science products such as medicines and vaccines, while also leading in research-based healthcare. This company operates in over 40 countries worldwide, and employs more than 4,500 people in India alone, with its headquarters located in Mumbai. GSK Rx India is worth £ 26.5 billion (US$ 39.14 billion) internationally. This international company falls on the 5th spot of our list of top pharma companies in India.
- Cadila Healthcare Ltd
Another strong name in the gastrointestinal, women’s health and cardiovascular categories is Cadila and Zydus Cadila in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It has recently launched the world’s first biosimilar for Adalimumab which is called Exemptia. It is the largest-selling therapy for inflammatory arthritis. Furthermore, Zydus Cadila is the lone Indian pharmaceutical company to launch its own patented NCE called Lipaglyn. It is the world’s first-ever drug approved for use to treat diabetic dyslipidemia.
Specializing not only in Pharmaceutical but also in Clinical Research, Lupin has made a name for itself as one of the largest manufacturers of API, generic and branded formulation. In the global scene, Lupin has been recognized, and ranked as the 14th outstanding pharmaceutical company. Add to that it’s competitive market for Tuberculosis drugs. Lupin was established in 1968 in Mumbai as well.
- Dr Reddy’s Laboratories limited
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd is internally famous as it made its mark as a leader in three major products, namely ingredient, Generic and proprietary products. It was established in 1984, in Hyderabad. Dr. Reddy’s believes that “Good Health Can’t Wait”, and these words motivate the entire workforce in performing their jobs every day. They are driven by their ethical and moral responsibility to provide good healthcare to all who need it while promoting wellness among all of them. It is committed by the principles of Empathy and Dynamism, which for them, guide their behavior and inspire their future actions as an organization.
Finally claiming the top post in our best pharma firms in India is Ranbaxy. It is a multinational pharmaceutical company, with a presence in over 150 countries all over the world. Ranbaxy was established in the early 1960s. It is part of the Daiichi Sankyo Group and offers generic, branded, OTP, API ARV and intermediates.