Top Biotechnology Companies in India


The Department of Biotechnology shortly called as DBT was established in the year 1986 under the Ministry of Science and Technology by the Government of India. Since then there has been no dearth of growth in this sector and the initiatives and funding of this sector has been successful in generating a rich pool of scientists and academicians.

In the last decade, India has become hub of biotechnology activity and it is acting as an ideal ground for setting up of biotechnology companies. Since India has a strong knowledge base and skilled manpower many foreign nationals has also started biotechnology companies in India. The companies holding top ten positions in the field of Biotechnology in India are as follows:

Top 10 Biotechnology Companies in India:

Indian Immunologicals

Zydus Cadila

Krebs Biochemicals and Industries Limited

Bharat Serum


Wockhardt Limited

Piramal Healthcare

Panacea Biotec

Serum Institute of India


Let us get into a small description about these companies and their achievements:

Indian Immunologicals:

Indian Immunologicals is located in the capital city of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh and this organization was set up by the National Dairy Development Board in the year 1982. Over two decades of its existence the company has made several milestones in the field of Biotechnology.

Zydus Cadila:

Zydus Cadila is an integrated global healthcare company involved in development, manufacturing, discovering and marketing of healthcare products functioning with its corporate headquarters at the state of Gujarat in India.

Krebs Biochemicals and Industries Limited:

This company was established in the year 1991 as a public limited company with the basic objective of establishing commercially viable biotechnology processes with applications in the industries of agriculture and medicine. The company is located in the city of Hyderabad and several organizations like WHO, ISO, USFDA and EDQM have approved this organization.

Bharat Serum:

Bharat Serum and Vaccines Limited was established in the year 1971 and right from its inception, the organization has been working ceaselessly towards research, development, manufacture and marketing of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biological products.


This company holds the pride of being one of the oldest pharmaceutical companies in India, which was established in the year 1924. The company is one among the top health care solution providers in India.

Wockhardt Limited:

Wockhardt Limited is functioning with its headquarters in India and manufacturing units at different countries like the US, France, Ireland and the UK. The company has brought a great impact in the wealth of the nation through its contribution to the field of medicine and biotechnology.

Piramal Healthcare:

Piramal Healthcare has been working in the field of health care since 1988 and the company has earned several awards like Forbes 2005 list of best small Asian Companies, Forbes best under a billion list of 2003 and 2004 and S & P Global Challengers List of 2006.

Panacea Biotec:

This company is functioning from the capital city of India and it is engaged in manufacture of health care products. Recently, the company has set up a plant in Himachal Pradesh for the production of viral and bacterial vaccines.

Serum Institute of India:

This institute came into existence in the year 1966 and it has established itself as a leader in the production of DTP and measles group of vaccines. Recently, the institution has set up Serum Bio Pharma Park, which is the first Biotech Special Economic Zone in the country.


Biocon is a fully integrated healthcare company delivering innovative biopharmaceutical solution. The company is following significant manufacturing capability and cost-effective drug development capabilities to move ideas to the market.

At present, more than 350 biotechnology companies are functioning in India and these companies are constantly working towards the objective of offering better service to the nation. In addition, Government of India is also helping the biotechnology companies to grow and touch new heights by offering waiver in customs duty, permitting investment in foreign countries and by offering many incentives and awards to the companies performing well. With the growth of the biotechnology sector, more and more job opportunities are also created thereby helping the future citizens to take up biotechnology as their future. It has been predicted that by the year 2020, the biotechnology sector in India will reach unexpected heights.



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5 Responses to “Top Biotechnology Companies in India”

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