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Why to Choose Hyderabad?

HYDERABAD – Vibrant and Progressive

Hyderabad, joint capital of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, is the sixth largest urban agglomeration of India. The City enjoys the advantage of its location and connects to all major cities in India through rail, road and air. The Hyderabad International Airport (Rajiv Gandhi International Airport) provides connectivity to major international destinations. Hyderabad is ranked 3rd amongst top 20 cities in the world to become ‘Global Mega Hub’ by 2020. (Source: Doing Business 2011-report published by the World Bank Group). This is the only Indian city which figures in the top 10 large cities in the world considered as the ‘Most Sustainable Cities by 2020’

(Source: The Ethisphere Institute, USA).

The economic growth drivers of the city are knowledge based industries such as Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and IT, ITES. The city houses several multinational life sciences giants like United States Pharmacopeia (USP), DuPont, Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI), Nektar Therapeutics, Sanofi Aventis, Aptuit-Laurus etc. as well as home grown companies such as Dr Reddy’s, Aurobindo Pharma, Bharat Biotech etc.

Several world renowned academic and research institutes and universities are based in Hyderabad, thus creating a vast pool of talent. It has a large number of super speciality hospitals well equipped for clinical trials of international standards, making it the ‘Health Capital of India’.

Hyderabad has a globally competitive research ecosystem supported by integrated infrastructure facilities. The city houses several Techno- townships, Hardware Parks, Software Parks, Apparel Export Parks, Special Economic Zones and Industrial Promotion Parks.

430 year old Hyderabad city is home to many historical sites, including the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage site of Chowmahalla Palace, the Charminar, Golkonda Fort, Salarjung Museum, Falaknuma Palace, etc. The city is a regular tourist hotspot and carries many places of interest. Hyderabad's unique flavour gives the city its distinct branding that perhaps none of the other Indian metros can boast of. Hyderabad is a mini-India, a global melting pot. It puts anyone who comes here at ease. Its spirit of entrepreneurship, the easy pace of life, along with the other advantages like its excellent physical and social infrastructure, its knowledgeable people and technology edge imparts it a unique flavour

Hyderabad – The Pharma Hub of India
  • Hyderabad has a dominant position in Pharma Sector, it ranks first in manufacturing of bulk drugs and third in formulations in the country. It accounts for 40 per cent of the total Indian bulk drug production and 50 per cent of the bulk drug exports and is considered as the ‘Bulk Drug Capital of India’. In value terms, the industry is worth US$ 1.6 billion and exports accounting to over US$ 500 million. The Pharma industry and exports from here are expected to grow at 20 per cent annually.
  • The Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has over 2500 Pharma companies and is home to few of the top pharma companies Viz. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Aurobindo pharmaceuticals, Mylan, Novartis, Nicholas Piramal, Divi Labs, NATCO Pharma, Gland Pharmaceuticals, etc.
  • There are more than 200 ‘Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)’ units in the state, which are poised to grow at a rate of 10 to 15 per cent annually in the coming days.
  • Hyderabad is also referred to as the 'Vaccine Hub of India'. The city is home to leading vaccine producers such as Bharat Biotech, Biological E, Shantha Biotech, Indian Immunologicals, Globion Bio among others.
  • The Clinical Trial sector in Hyderabad has also witnessed a steep rise, with leading clinical trial companies such as GVK Biosciences, Sipra, Vimta Labs and Quintiles among others.

Evolution & Growth of Pharma Industry in Hyderabad

Hyderabad has grown into a pharma hub for bulk drugs basically for two reasons, firstly due to establishment of Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (IDPL) and secondly due to the enterprising nature of its people and availability of adequate talent pool in the state.

Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (IDPL) was set up in the year 1961 at the behest of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as India’s largest public sector drug maker in the early days, to enable the country attain self sufficiency in life-saving drugs.

In 1977 the government has established an industrial estate at Jeedimetla in Hyderabad, to develop ancillary units for IDPL. This started off a growth phase of the pharma cluster here.

The proactive steps and availability of infrastructure has attracted lot of Technical talent into the industry. Large number of current MSME entrepreneurs here are technocrats who have working experience with large or medium pharma firms and Organizations. The units started in small way and rapidly graduated to the next level Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Aurobindo Pharma, Natco, Divi’s Lab, Matrix, Suven Pharma, Vimta Lab, Neuland Laboratories, etc. are now internationally recognized names.

Today Hyderabad has become the preferred destination for investments in pharmaceutical sector by Indian and as well as foreign multinational companies. It is also a centre for pharmaceutical healthcare education and research and reputed for innovation in these areas.