Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Ajanta Pharma

Ajanta Pharma Limited is an Indian pharmaceutical giant with head-quarters in Mumbai. Originally formed in 1973, they now have sales offices in several countries around the world including the United States. Manufacturing takes place in India and Mauritius.

They are specialists in the manufacture of generic medications and have a large presence outside of the US-pharma-controlled regions (i.e. the USA, Canada, UK and Europe). Their ability to produce high quality medications for a reasonable price has led to them becoming the leading supplier in emerging markets.

Their product range is vast and includes everything from pain management to Erectile Dysfunction medication. As they are developed, new drugs are regularly submitted to and approved by the US FDA.

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AuroChem Laboratories

AuroChem Laboratories are a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products based in Mumbai, India. They are also known as AuroChem Pharmaceutical. In existence for over 30 years to develop, manufacture, supply and export pharmaceutical products.

They are working to establish a presence worldwide through specialist product development and local branding of their range. They are currently pushing into the African market US companies are failing to capitalise. A lack of a national health system and lack of wealth in communities means the US companies cannot use their traditional marketing or pricing methods.

For more information, take a look at their website:


Ranbaxy Laboratories

Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited are a multi-national pharmaceutical company with headquarters in India. The company began as a distributor in the 1930s. Since incorporation in 1961, the company has been made public and the Japanese pharma-giant Daiichi Sankyo took a controlling share in 2008. Sun Pharma then took control in 2014 making it part of the biggest pharma company in India.

As part of Sun, its biggest market is the USA where it supplies high-quality generic medications both in chemical formulations and finished products.


Centurion Laboratories

Centurion Laboratories in Gujarat in India are a pharmaceutical drug manufacturer, formed in 2006. They are a small manufacturer specialising in high-quality, low cost medication, including branded generics.

They product a wide range of medicines including drugs for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction.


Agron India

Agron India is part of Agron Global Inc, a Canadian biotech company.

Originally a distribution network, they now manufacture, distribute and sell worldwide. They hold WHO-GMP compliant manufacturing facilities and more than 150 US FDA approvals on their medicines.


Cipla Limited

Cipla Limited are a multi-national pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Mumbai, India. Founded in 1935, they have continually led the field in generic and bulk manufacturing of medicines. They have offices throughout the world and multiple manufacturing facilities.

The company gained worldwide recognition for defying the US / EU dominated pharma market and supplying developing nations with essential generic drugs. These included antiretrovirals for HIV which would have cost vastly more from the big pharma companies.

Cipla led the drive to change India's patent laws in the 1960s. This change meant that rather than a chemical or drug being patented, only the method of manufacture was patentable in India. This change in the law allowed companies like Cipla and Ajanta Pharma to create generic versions of medicines. Without this, generic versions of Sildenafil Citrate would never have been made. Neither would thousands of people in developing countries have received life-preserving medications during the 80s and 90s.

This law allowing patenting on drugs, rather the methodology was re-introduced in 2005 following lobbying by big international pharmaceutical companies and pressure from trade partners.

You can see the Cipla website here: