Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
. (, , , ) founded in 1984 by Dr. K. Anji Reddy
, has become India
's second biggest pharmaceutical company
. Dr. Anji Reddy had worked in the publicly-owned Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
. Reddy's manufactures and markets a wide range of pharmaceuticals in India and overseas. The company has over 190 medications, 60 active pharmaceutical ingredients
for drug manufacture, diagnostic kits, critical care
, and biotechnology products.
Dr. Reddy's began as a supplier to Indian drug manufacturers, but it soon started exporting to other less-regulated markets that had the advantage of not having to spend time and money on a manufacturing plant
that that would gain approval from a drug licensing body such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA). By the early 1990s
, the expanded scale and profitability from these unregulated markets enabled the company to begin focusing on getting approval from drug regulators for their formulations and bulk drug manufacturing plants in more-developed economies. This allowed their movement into regulated markets such as the US
By 2007, Dr. Reddy's had six FDA-plants producing active pharmaceutical ingredients in India and seven FDA-inspected and ISO 9001
(quality) and ISO 14001
(environmental management) certified plants making patient-ready medications – five of them in India and two in the UK.
In 2010, the family-controlled Dr Reddys... Read More