17 Pharma Companies in Delhi to Know

Delhi’s dynamic pharmaceutical industry stands at the forefront of healthcare innovation worldwide.

Written by Ellen Glover
Published on Jan. 24, 2024
17 Pharma Companies in Delhi to Know
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When it comes to pharmaceuticals, India is a global powerhouse. Not only does it manufacture more than half of the world’s vaccines, but it is also the largest global supplier of generic medicines — earning it the title of “pharmacy of the world.” 

This prominence has attracted many pharmaceutical companies to India’s capital territory, Delhi. From industry giants with a global footprint to homegrown startups pioneering research and development, Delhi’s dynamic pharmaceutical industry stands at the forefront of healthcare innovation worldwide.

Top Pharma Companies in Delhi

  • Pfizer
  • Mankind Pharma
  • Sun Pharmaceutical
  • Cipla
  • Panacea Biotec
  • Lupin
  • Akums
  • Salve Pharmaceuticals

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17 Top Pharma Companies in Delhi

Pfizer is a household name in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to manufacturing popular drugs like Viagra, Advil and Zoloft, it is perhaps best known for creating the first FDA-authorized Covid-19 vaccine, which was developed in partnership with German biotech company BioNTech. The company’s global headquarters is in New York, but it has several facilities and offices throughout India, including in Delhi.

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Based in Delhi, Mankind Pharma operates 25 factories and six research and development facilities throughout India. The company focuses on providing cost-effective treatments for everything from arthritis to acne scars. It is also known for its various over-the-counter family planning products like Manforce condoms and Prega News pregnancy tests. Nearly all of Mankind Pharma’s sales are made in India, solidifying its position as the nation’s fourth-largest pharmaceutical company.

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Reportedly India’s largest drug maker by revenue, Sun Pharmaceutical sells its products to more than 100 countries around the world. It manufactures and markets a wide variety of specialty prescription medicines, particularly in areas like psychiatry, dermatology and oncology, as well as over-the-counter products like vitamins and topical creams. While the company’s main office is in Mumbai, it has dozens of manufacturing facilities all over the world, including in Delhi.  

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With more than 1,500 products across 65 therapeutic categories, Cipla is the third-largest drug producer in India. The company was founded in 1935 and has since made a name for itself over the years in helping to provide more affordable treatments for notorious illnesses like AIDS and the avian flu. It also develops medication to treat respiratory diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and depression. Cipla’s corporate headquarters is in Mumbai, but it also has a large workforce in Delhi, employing about 2,000 people here. 

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Alkem Laboratories manufactures and sells pharmaceutical generic, formulations and nutraceuticals globally. Boasting top-selling brands like Clavam and Taxim-O in its portfolio of more than 800 products, the company is among the top makers of anti-infective medication. Alkem is headquartered in Mumbai, but has several facilities throughout both the United States and India, including in Delhi.

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Panacea Biotec is one of India’s largest vaccine manufacturers, according to its website, producing inoculations for everything from polio to hepatitis B. It also researches, makes and markets various pharmaceutical formulations, biosimilars and natural products, which are then sold in more than 100 countries.

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Morepen Laboratories makes more than 800 different kinds of active pharmaceutical ingredients, branded and generic formulations and home health products at its manufacturing facilities throughout India. The company also runs a subsidiary called Dr. Morepen, where it offers a range of over-the-counter products like vitamins and nasal spray, as well as medical equipment like blood pressure monitors, nebulizers and digital thermometers.  

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Specializing in areas like pediatrics, anti-infectives, and asthma treatments, Lupin makes both branded and generic medications, biosimilars and active pharmaceutical ingredients. It also makes various over-the-counter goods like dietary supplements and hand sanitizer. Lupin’s products are sold in more than 100 countries, including prominent markets like the United States, Canada and Japan, as well as emerging markets like the Philippines and Brazil. 

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Formerly known as Jubilant Life Sciences, Jubilant Pharmova is involved in manufacturing immunotherapy medicines, both genetics and proprietary pharmaceuticals, sterile injectables and radiopharmaceuticals, which are drugs containing radioactive isotopes that can be used as diagnostic and therapeutic agents. The company also has a contract research, development and manufacturing organization, which provides drug discovery services to other businesses at research centers in Bangalore and Noida.

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Akums is India’s largest contract manufacturing pharmaceutical company, according to its website, meaning that it makes products on behalf of other companies. Bayer, Dr. Reddy’s, Wockhardt and GNC are among its most prominent business partners. With nearly a dozen manufacturing facilities throughout India, the company makes various pharmaceutical tablets, capsules and syrups, as well as cosmetic and dermatology products like shampoos, serums and toothpaste.

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Aimil Pharmaceuticals specializes in the manufacturing and marketing of herbal health products, particularly those rooted in ayurveda, an ancient Indian medicine system that involves maintaining one’s body and mind through proper diet and lifestyle. The company offers pharmaceuticals that cover everything from cholesterol to brain health, as well as medicine made specifically for pets and livestock. 

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Systopic Laboratories focuses on pharmaceutical manufacturing. Founded in 1984, the company got its start in orthopedics, and now makes drugs for a variety of areas, including dermatology, gynecology, diabetology and cardiology. Its main corporate office is in New Delhi, but it has several other locations throughout India, including major cities like Chennai, Bangalore and Pune.

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Arbro Pharmaceuticals has more than 700 branded and generic formulations, from anti-malaria medication to laxatives. The company also serves as a contract manufacturer, producing cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, herbal supplements and even hand sanitizers for other companies. Arbro is a market leader in safety testing for food and medications, too — prominent companies like Sun Pharma, Unilever and Nestlé all use its lab in Delhi.

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Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals develops and manufactures bulk drugs and pharmaceutical formulations, particularly those relating to women’s health. Some of its most prominent products include hormone tablets and pills to treat period pain. The company also makes several orthopedic-related drugs, including those to support joint health and reduce inflammation.

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Salve Pharmaceuticals makes a range of products for hair and skin care, including anti-acne gels and soaps, anti-dandruff shampoos and anti-aging serums. With a presence in more than a dozen countries, Salve Pharmaceuticals is headquartered in New Delhi, and began building a new manufacturing facility in Haryana in 2023.

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Meddroid Pharma performs contract manufacturing services, partnering with companies all over the world to develop, manufacture and market various prescription drugs, nutraceuticals and consumer healthcare products. It focuses on several care areas, including cardiology, pulmonology, gynecology and urology. Meddroid Pharma’s corporate headquarters is in London, but it operates out of its facility in New Delhi

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Founded in 2014, Smithways is one of the newer pharmaceutical companies in Delhi. It makes more than 50 products, ranging from cancer treatments to antibiotics, as well as ayurveda-based products like stress reducing pills and pain oils.

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