Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in India 2017

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CIPLA is one of the leading Indian multinational pharmaceutical company in India.

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The company was founded in 1935 by Dr. K.


A. Hamied as 'The Chemical, Industrial & Pharmaceutical Laboratories' with the vision to make India self-reliant in healthcare. Over past 82 years CIPLA has emerged as the 42nd largest publicly traded Indian company with its formulations sold in 170+ countries. It has its presence in countries including UK, Belgium and USA etc and is the largest pharmaceutical company in South Africa. CIPLA stands as one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies with a revenue and profit of 11007 and 990 crores respectively. Cipla holds more than 100 patents and about 2000 world class medicines in multitude of therapeutic categories and in more than 60 dosage forms.

CIPLA has passed many milestones throughout its growth and given immense contributions to the medical world such as the first ever oral iron chelator, Deferiprone, and world's first transparent dry powder inhaler. Making ARVs available under a dollar to millions in need was noble and well-appreciated act performed by Cipla in 2001. In 2012 they made another medical breakthrough by providing low cost Oncology medicines and now they provides cancer medicine for Rs 6500 against 2.8 lakh charged by other MNCs. The last financial year has been a steady growth phase for CIPLA as they managed to attain a revenue of 11007 crore INR and profits over 990 crore INR.

Revenues (Crores INR): 11007

Profit (Crores INR): 990

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