India is suddenly a safer place to research and manufacture pharmaceuticals, thanks to legal reform, raised manufacturing standards and reduced bureaucracy and Western pharma companies are now flooding back to do business in the country.
As a result, India's pharma market now ranks fourth in the world after decades in oblivion and momentum is growing in its global competitiveness and profitability for both contract services and as a place to set up operations.
However, risk still lurks in legislation loopholes, niggling intellectual property concerns and poor infrastructure and companies venturing back to do business in the region still need to tread carefully.
The new report released by industry analyst firm Research and Markets, titled "Top 100 Indian Pharma Company Profiles," provides vital statistics and information on each of the Indian companies featured, as well as a company profile.
Details of the businesses include facilities and infrastructure, contacts, lines of business, product profile, R&D status, management team and their financial highlights for the past of four years.
Firms involved in all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, ranging from formulation, bulk ingredients, contract manufacturing and contract research, right through to generic and patented drug developers and manufacturers are included in the report.
In alphabetical order, the companies are as follows:
Aarti Drugs, Abbott, Advik Laboratories, Ahlcon Parenterals, Ajanta Pharma, Alembic, Alpha Drug, Ambalal Sarabhai Enterprises, Arvind Remedies, Astrazeneca Pharma, Atul, Aurobindo Pharma, Aventis Pharma.
Bal Pharma, Bharat Serums & Vaccines, Biocon, Biological Evans.
Cadila Healthcare, Cipla, Citurgia, Biochemicals, Coral Laboratories.
Dabur Pharma, Dil, Dishman Pharmaceuticals, Divi's Labs, Dr. Reddy's Labs.
East India Pharmaceuticals, Elder Pharmaceuticals, Emami, Emcure Pharmaceuticals.
FDC, Fulford India.
GlaxoSmithkline Pharma, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Granules India, Gufic Biosciences, Gujarat Themis Biosyn.
Hester Pharmaceuticals, Hikal, Hiran Orgachem.
Indoco Remedies, Ind-Swift Labs, Ind-Swift, Intas Pharmaceuticals, Ipca Laborataories.
J. K. Pharmachem, Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals, J. B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Jenburkt Pharmaceuticals, Jupiter Bioscience.
KDL biotech, Kerala Ayurveda Pharmacy, Kerala Chemicals & Protiens, Kilitch Drugs India, Kopran, Krebs Biochemicals, Litaka Pharmaceuticals.
Lupin, Lyka Labs.
Matrix Laboratories, Medi Caps, Merck, Morepen Laboratories.
NATCO Pharmaceuticals, Nectar Lifescience, Neuland Laboratories, Nicholas Piramal, Novartis.
Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals.
Panacea Biotec, Panjon, Pfizer, Phaarmasia, Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Healthcare, Punjab Chemials & Crop Protection.
Ranbaxy Laboratories, RPG Lifesciences.
Samrat Pharmachem, Shantha Biotechnics.