The world is witnessing continued growth in the biologics field. Pharmaceutical companies are doing rigorous research and working hard to identify the ways they can efficiently contribute not only to the betterment of the society but also help in economic growth and development. If we take a look at the past 50 years of data, the contribution of the pharmaceutical sector to the entire globe has been phenomenal.
Take a look at the 10 most valuable pharmaceutical companies in India:
Headquartered in Mumbai, Alkem Laboratories is a leading Indian pharmaceutical company that is engaged in the development, manufacturing, and sale of various nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products. It has its manufacturing facilities at multiple locations in India and the United States of America. Alkem Laboratories has a team of more than 500 researchers, stationed at 6 different R&D centers located in India and the USA. The team works on developing generics, transdermal drug delivery systems, oral films, difficult-to-produce technology-intensive products, and Novel Drug Delivery Systems (NDDS).
Arch Pharmalabs is one of the topmost pharmaceutical companies that is aligned across two business verticals-Products and Services. Its products business comprises manufacturing and sale of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and intermediates to innovator and generic pharmaceutical players in both domestic and international markets. To expand its horizons, the company has also evolved over the years and offers contract research and manufacturing services (CRAMS). It provides more than 120 products (over 65 APIs and over 55 Intermediates) across various therapeutic segments.
Born out of a strong vision, Aurobindo Pharma was founded by Mr. P.V. Ramprasad Reddy, Mr. K. Nityananda Reddy in the year 1986. It has evolved and expanded over the years and has a strong presence in key therapeutic segments such as neurosciences (CNS), cardiovascular (CVS), anti-retroviral, anti-diabetics, gastroenterology, and Anti-biotics. Today, Aurobindo Pharma exports to over 150 countries worldwide. It has 5 research centers spread over 16,000 square meters. To ensure robust R&D, it employs over 1560 scientists and analysts in product development.
Cadila Pharmaceuticals is a well-known Indian multinational pharmaceutical company. It develops, manufactures, and markets innovative and affordable medical and health solutions. Being one of India’s largest privately held pharma companies, it is dedicated to achieving continuous excellence in pharmaceuticals and life sciences. It has successfully introduced novel, and first-in-the-world innovations such as Mycidac C (immunotherapy in lung cancer), Polycap (polypill for cardiovascular disease prevention), Risorine (bio-enhanced Rifampicin for TB therapy), and Rabeloc IV (Rabeprazole in IV form).
Divi’s Laboratories is among the top pharmaceutical companies that has recently reached the milestone of being one of the top 3 API manufacturers in the world. It is the leading manufacturer of APIs, intermediates, and registered starting materials offering high-quality products with the highest level of compliance and integrity to over 95 countries. Since the inception of the company, various diverse teams of Divi’s have been involved in providing high-quality Generic APIs, Custom Manufacturing solutions to several Big Pharma. It has most recently started providing highly specialized Nutraceutical ingredients as well and has now become one of the selected nutraceutical ingredients manufacturers offering a complete range of carotenoids at a very competitive offering for food, feed, and dietary supplements worldwide.
Founded by Late Govind Ramnath Kare in 1947, Indoco is a fully integrated and research-oriented pharmaceutical company engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of Formulations (Finished Dosage Forms) and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). It has more than seven decades of presence in the market and is strengthening its wings in the international markets by offering complete solutions, including product development, manufacturing, and supply of finished medicines, APIs, and Intermediates to generic companies across the globe. Inodoco has a total of 9 manufacturing facilities out of which 6 are for finished dosages and 3 are for APIs.
Ipca is a consumer-led global pharmaceutical company that is creating healthy doses since 1949. It manufactures over 350 formulations and 80 APIs for different therapeutic segments. Today, it has become one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of APIs. The company produces 80 APIs at 12 production facilities. Its focus has always been on backward integration, resulting in superior supply chain reliability and cost competitiveness in the market. At Ipca, all the APIs are manufactured from scratch at fully automated manufacturing facilities.
With a desire to aid the community in leading a healthy life, Mankind Pharma formulates, develops, commercializes, and delivers affordable and accessible medicines that satisfy the urgent needs of patients. The company takes pride in the success of a wide range of products ranging from OTC, Pharma, and FMCG brands such as Gas-O-Fast, Manforce Condoms, Unwanted 72, Prega News, Adiction, Manforce Staylong Gel, Kaloree 1, Manforce Tablets, and many others. Scientists at Mankind Pharma have recently introduced Dydroboon in the female infertility segment after 9 years of tireless research work in the Research and Development Center. The product portfolio of the company includes a wide variety of medical streams such as Neurology, Diabetology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Dermatology, Gynecology, and many more.
Sun Pharma provides high-quality, and affordable medicines to more than 100 countries worldwide. The company manufactures and markets many pharmaceutical formulations covering a broad spectrum of acute and chronic therapies, which includes generics, specialty, over-the-counter (OTC), antiretrovirals (ARVs), complex or difficult to make technology-intensive products, branded generics, APIs, and Intermediates. Sun Pharma has its presence in over 80 markets, out of which prominent emerging markets include Romania, Mexico, South Africa, Russia, and Brazil.
Zydus Cadila is a fully integrated, and global healthcare company that is known for its in-depth expertise in the field of healthcare and the pharmaceutical value chain. It provides comprehensive and complete healthcare solutions ranging from APIs and animal healthcare products to wellness products. Driven by a passion for innovation, Zydus’s innovative program is spearheaded by 1400 researchers across 19 sites. The team at Zydus conducts drug discovery & development from concept to IND enabling preclinical and clinical studies.
*All the names have been arranged in an alphabetical order, and it is not a ranking.