Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is one of the largest privately held pharmaceutical companies in India, headquartered at Ahmedabad, in the state of Gujarat. Over the last five decades, it has been developing and manufacturing pharmaceutical products and selling and distributing these in over 50 countries around the world. An integrated healthcare solutions provider with pharmaceutical product basket, it caters to over 45 therapeutic areas that include cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, analgesics, haematinics, anti-infectives and antibiotics, respiratory agents, antidiabetics and immunologicals. The company focuses on providing high quality, appropriately priced products to its customers and supports all these with dedicated customer service. Cadila Pharmaceuticals has a multicultural, multilingual and multinational workforce of more than four thousand employees including over two hundred people outside India in forty-nine countries of Africa, CIS, Japan and USA.
The company has one of the best Research and Development (R&D) setups in India, manned by more than three hundred and fifty scientists and engineers from various disciplines including biology, pharmacology, clinical research, chemistry, toxicology, phytochemistry and different disciplines of engineering. The company also participates in Public-Private partnerships for developing diagnostic, preventive and curative pharmaceutical and diagnostic products.
Cadila Pharmaceuticals is the first Indian company to get IND approval by USFDA for clinical trials to be conducted in India. Subsequently, the company has filed four more INDs with USFDA. Of the five INDs filed, one is for pulmonary tuberculosis; the trial is supported by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. The remaining four are for various types of cancers, e.g., Lung Cancer, Prostrate cancer, Bladder Cancer and Melanoma. Thus all the INDs are for providing solutions to major global health care problems. The clinical trials on Prostrate cancer, Lung cancer and Bladder cancer are supported by Department of Science and Technology to encourage innovations.
The company has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities conforming to the most stringent international cGMP norms vis-à-vis WHO-GMP, WHO, Geneva (GDF site for Anti- TB), TGA Australia (PIC/S), USFDA, UK- MHRA, MCC-South Africa, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Spread over hundred acres of land, Cadila Pharmaceuticals’ manufacturing facility at Dholka is the cynosure of all eyes, well equipped with world-class production facilities. The company’s two Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients units at Ankleshwar manufacture a wide-range of APIs and intermediates including three USFDA certified products. The manufacturing facility at Samba, near Jammu, started its commercial operations in August 2006. The first overseas formulation manufacturing facility of Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has commenced its operations in Ethiopia.
A responsible corporate citizen conscious of its duty towards various sections of the society; Cadila Pharmaceuticals nurtures young talents; runs an ultra-modern charitable hospital in a remote area with facilities like Telemedicine in association with Apollo Ahmedabad; works closely with NGOs by way of assistance and support for mid-day meal programmes, among other initiatives.