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India is ranked 12th in the world in biotech and third in Asia-Pacific.

Biotech Companies in India

Latest update: August, 2013

Robust growth in Biotech industry

• Maintaining the momentum of the previous years, the Indian   biotech industry grew 16.28 per cent in FY14; the total industry   size was US$ 5 billion at the end of the financial year and it   reached US$ 7 billion in FY15. 

• Fast-paced growth is likely to continue; the industry is expected   to increase in size to USD11.6 billion by 2017, driven by a range   of factors such as growing demand, intensive R&D activities and   strong government initiatives 

Domestic market share of Indian auto component industry

Bio-pharma accounts for majority market share

• The bio-pharmaceutical segment accounted for the largest share   of the biotech industry, with 62.0 per cent of total revenues in   FY15. Revenue from bio-pharma exports reached US$ 2.2 billion   in 2013, accounting for 51 per cent of total revenues of the   biotech industry.

• The bio-services segment recorded the highest growth 11.78 per   cent in FY14, followed by bio-informatics (7.9 per cent) and   biopharma (6.23 per cent).

Auto components sector contribution to GDP


Biotechnology Industry in India

Rasi Seeds (P) Ltd was envisioned and initiated by Mr.Ramasami in 1973 at Attur, located in Salem District, India. Rasi Hybrid Seeds has made rapid advances from seed production and supply ventures to a commendable position in Research and Development (R&D) and transformed as Rasi Seeds (P) Ltd in 1986. Having 600 qualified workforce we enthusias...

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Wockhardt Ltd

Wockhardt is a global pharmaceutical and biotechnology organisation, providing affordable, high-quality medicines for a healthier world. It is India’s leading research-based global healthcare enterprise with relevance in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and a chain of advanced super speciality hospitals. Wockhardt is a true In...

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Piramal Healthcare

Piramal Group is a global conglomerate that comprises of various companies that operate in different sectors. The Group has evolved from a textile-centric business to a diversified organization, which operates across sectors such as healthcare, life sciences, healthcare information management, financial services, specialty glass packaging and real...

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Indian Immunologicals

Indian Immunologicals Ltd (IIL) was created by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) under the Operation Flood program with objective of improving livestock health in India in 1982. Today, IIL is the third largest animal health player in the Indian market and the market leader in veterinary biologicals in India. It operates one of the largest p...

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GSK India

Established in the year 1924 in India, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (GSK Rx India) is one of the oldest pharmaceuticals company and employs over 4500 people. Globally, the company is a £ 26.5 billion (US$ 41.28 billion), leading, research-based healthcare and pharmaceutical company. The GSK India product portfolio includes prescription me...

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Transasia Biomedics

Established in 1979, as a small marketing firm for few imported diagnostic equipment, Transasia Bio-Medicals today is India's largest in-vitro diagnostic company. The company offers an entire range of products and services across sectors - biochemistry, hematology, coagulation, ESR, immunology, urinalysis, critical care, electrophoresis, molecular ...

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Brainwave Bioinformatics

BrainWave Biotechnology Ltd provides Bio-IT and KPO services to the various industries across the globe. Its expertise covers bio/chemical informatics, discovery informatics and structural biology. BrainWave employs in-house developed data mining tools for providing high-quality and timely services to its customers worldwide. The company was fou...

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Krebs Biochemicals and Industries Ltd

Krebs Biochemicals and Industries Ltd (KBIL) is a biochemical company that establishes commercially viable biotech processes for application in medicine, agriculture and industry. It was established in the 1991 and is headquartered in Hyderabad. Presently, it has two manufacturing plants - Unit 1 based in Nellore and Unit 2 based in Vizag. KBIL...

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Evolva Biotech

Evolva is a private limited Swiss company which was established in 2004. All patents and compound IP and most key contracts are held by Evolva SA, which is its parent company based in Switzerland. Formal relations with other group companies are governed by research agreements (US pending) and board positions. Evolva Biotech Pvt Ltd, based in Chenna...

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Shantha Biotechnics Ltd was founded by Dr KI Varaprasad, an electronics engineer by profession, in 1993. Realising the need for an affordable Hepatitis-B vaccine for India, he decided to develop the technology in-house rather than importing it at a higher cost. The project began modestly as a research and development (R&D) outfit at the Osmania ...

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Bharat Biotech

Bharat Biotech is an Indian Biotechnology company, headquartered in Hyderabad, India. The company was founded by Indian scientist, Krishna Ella. Bharat Biotech has one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing plants of its kind in Asia-Pacific. It is the first bio-pharma facility in the country to be audited and approved by Korean Food & Drugs ...

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Panacea Biotec

Panacea Biotec is one of India's leading research-based health management companies with established research, manufacturing and marketing capabilities. As a highly progressive and innovative health management company, Panacea Biotec consistently focuses on merging cutting-edge science and technology with its unwavering commitment to spread good he...

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Serum Institute of India Ltd has established itself as the world's largest producer of measles and Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTP) group of vaccines. It is estimated that two out of every three children immunised in the world is vaccinated by a vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute. In fact, their range of products has been used in 140 ...

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Biocon Biocon Ltd is India's largest biotech company delivers innovative biopharmaceutical solutions, ranging from discovery to development and commercialization, leveraging the cutting edge science, cost-effective drug development capabilities and global scale manufacturing capacities, to move ideas to market. It is committed to reduce therapy co...

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