Pursuant to its corporate philosophy of striving for continuous improvement and betterment, the Company has re-located its manufacturing operations at the state-of-the-art plant at Dholka, located 50 km from Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of Gujarat. Spread over 44 acres of verdant, picturesque surroundings, amidst lush green lawns and thick foliage, the new locale is an envied pharmaceutical installation in the Asian sub-continent.
Truly unique in every sense of the term, the Plant’s standards and facilities can match any other, worldwide. Seven ‘zones of cleanliness’ have been defined and adhered to, as per the 1997 GMP guidelines of the European Union. Some of the salient features of the design concepts:
- No wood or asbestos component.
- Each zone has separate AHUs (Air Handling Units), dehumidification unit and dust extraction systems.
- Segregation of every critical processing activity in each zone, to avoid cross-contamination.
- Adherence to stringent specifications of USFDA, MCA(UK), MCC(South Africa) and TGA(Australia).
- Respective zones, areas and even uniforms marked with specific colours of the rainbow (‘Indradhanush’ in the vernacular), to ensure total segregation.
- Air environment conditioned in each area with respect to temperature, humidity, filtration, particle counts, etc.
- Conformation of each processing stage with US Federal Standard 209E class of cleanliness; viz. 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000 with respect to room air changes, pressure, particle count, flow direction etc.
- Duo Pass Reverse Osmosis (RO) water system, multi-stage distillation plant, self-sanitizing, sanitary SS 31 6L loops water, water for injection with online monitoring of pH, temperature, conductivity and TOC requirements as per USP XXIV.
- Zero-discharge Effluent Treatment Plant constructed using technology from Advent Integrated System, USA.
- Environment-friendly VAHP chillers.
- Rigvent heat extraction devices and Natural Skylit system in raw material, packing material and finished good stores.
- Isolated and dedicated production facilities for B-Lactum and Cephalosporin dosage forms.
The complex also houses its own full-fledged R&D center, set up at a cost of Rs. 200 million.
The Plant is equipped with modern high-speed machines and integrated packaging lines to be cost efficient. Extensive use of non-fill devices, collators, Brevetti visual inspection machines, multi-station tablet presses, FFS machines, high speed vial/ampoule filler/sealers are some of the examples.
The plant—with high capacities and scope for future expansion—is capable of manufacturing all dosage forms viz. Tablets, Capsules, Liquid Orals, Dry Syrups, Aseptic Liquid and Solid preparations, Sachets etc.
Quality embodies the spirit of the company. Quality is apparent right from the moment you step into the premises, in the numerous facets ingrained and internalized into the company’s ethos.
The slogan “Cadila for Quality” that was deeply etched into every logo of the Company, and subsequently into the minds of millions, is adhered to with utmost dedication as it was years ago. A special Quality Management Division spearheads the concept of Total Quality Management, an integration of all functions with built-in quality.
Following is an introduction to different divisions under Branded Strategic Business Unit (SBU) :
Magna is a multi-specialty division. It maps general practitioners, consulting physicians, surgeons, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, gynaecologists, paediatricians and nephrologists. Magna's portfolio primarily covers gastroenterology, cardiology, gynaecology and others. Magna's major brands are 'Aciloc', 'Rabeloc', 'Cadilose', 'Envas', 'Losium', 'Caditor', 'Calcirol', 'Haemup', 'LMX', 'LMX forte', Levocide, and 'Fludac'.
Maxima is a multispecialty division. Its portfolio covers respiratory inclusive of ENT, chest (anti tuberculosis), dentistry, anti-infectives and orthopaedic therapies. Maxima targets ENT specialists, chest physicians, dentists, paediatricians, orthopaedicians and surgeons. Major brands of this division are 'Lorfast', 'Vasograin', 'Symbiotik', 'Mycobutol', 'P-Zide', 'Amdepin', 'Emvit Plus', 'Cuga', and 'Immuvac'. 'Immuvac' is a unique immuno-modulator that has various applications including reducing duration of therapy for treatment of multi drug resistant tuberculosis, and multibacillary leprosy. The division also has certain superspecialty brands like 'Halonix' for orthopaedics.
A special task force for ophthalmology 'OTF' operates as a sub-unit of this division focusing on opthalmologists with brands like 'Scat', 'Loptame', 'Gatt', and 'Visial' among others.
Volta is a super-specialty division. Its portfolio covers cardiology, diabetology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, and critical care. The division adopts three therapeutic approaches, viz., cardiac therapy, diabetic therapy, and critical therapy. Major brands of this division are 'Nodon', 'STPase', 'Teli', 'Envas IV', 'Glyloc', 'Glista', 'Caditor', 'Humstard'.
Oncocare division markets products that manage and treat cancer and tumours. Oncocare is expanding in haematology segment to emerge as a complete division providing medicines for treatment of solid tumour and haematological malignancies. Oncocare's major brands are 'Cadigran', 'Caditrex', 'Karplat', 'Paclicad', 'Posid', 'Kinaplat', 'Cadria L', 'Docecad', 'Filcad', 'Platin' and 'Recovarin'.
Magna XL division's objective is to increase reach and penetration in rural market. Magna XL aims to make available quality medicines at affordable prices to people living in interior towns and villages. Magna XL's portfolio covers general practitioners, consulting physicians, pediatricians, and gynaecologists. Magna XL's thrust brands are 'Nuflam', 'Haem up', 'Tummy Ease', 'Happytizer', 'Lactoceff', 'Anstisept', 'Hepasave', 'LMX', 'Wormin A', and 'Fleximuv'.
Generic is a wing of pharma business. The wing covers almost all therapeutic segments. Generic directly deals with stockists primarily, and retailers and dispensing doctors secondarily through super distributors. A major chunk of business and promotion focuses mainly on stockists. Generic has three sub divisions, namely, 'Generic', 'Genvista' and 'Genstar'. Generic's major brands are 'Ciprodac', 'DPhesic', 'Dexasone', 'Famonext', 'Demisone', 'Campicillin', 'Oritaxim Inj.', 'Mokcan' and 'Cotrimoxazole DS'.
Vetnova is animal healthcare division. It is one of the earliest and most reputed concerns in animal healthcare. At present Vetnova happens to be one of the fastest growing enterpises harnessing the opportunities across the market. A team of more than 100 people takes a wide range of our brands pertaining to cattle, poultry and canine into the remotest corners of India. While some of Vetnova's brands like 'Cal D Plus DS', 'Onfeed' and 'Cal D Min' are household names, other brands like 'Nolapse' (for prelapse) and 'Endotrin (Ecbolic)' are innovative offerings of Vetnova. The division is on the path to growth and intends to take its brands beyond the borders.
Casil Industries Limited (CIL)
Casil Industries Limited (CIL) is one of the market leaders in hospital products. The focus of the company is on key allied segments such as Surgical, Orthopedic, Wound care, Disinfection, Critical Care, Diagnostic and patient care systems. The company now has four major divisions:
The wide range covers Orthoset, a leading Plaster of Paris bandage; Duralite, a fibre glass-based synthetic cast bandage; Glotex examination gloves and Surgitex surgical gloves, both made of high-grade double-centrifuged latex; Opstic adhesive tapes, Dermapore hypoallergic tapes, Dermasilk wound dressing and Castinet gauze bandages. Other speciality products include Cadi-V infusion sets and Bioflon I.V. Cannula; and Softcrepe and cotton crepe bandages. Besides these, the company has entered into an agreement to launch modern wound care products, including Hydrogel. Several of these plants have the approval of Statutory bodies, including the prestigious DGQA, and have been awarded ISO 9002 certification.
Today CIL is the leading supplier of Sulfolane (Tetramethylene Sulfone) for all refineries in India. Newer applications are constantly developed to expand the market for the product, which is now widely used in the synthesis of Cephalosporins. Sulfolane is also exported to other countries.
CIL has state-of-the-art set up to manufacture Soft Gelatin Capsule mainly to cater to the dietary supplements market, including vitamins, minerals and hematinics. This ISO 9002 approved plant has been conferred with the Quality Award by the Indian Drug Manufacturers' Association and also carries WHO GMP certification by the Government of India. Casil products have been approved by other pharmaceutical organizations and are exported to the SAARC, Far-East and African markets. The company is in the process of expanding its capacities to double the production.
Casil is the sole distributor for PanBio Australia’s dengue detection kits, the only product of its kind in the country. After the success of Accutest HCG and Accuplan, pregnancy and ovulation tests, respectively; CHPL is about to launch dry chemistry rapid test kits for hepatitis, malaria and other infectious diseases. These revolutionary kits will greatly reduce the time taken for diagnosis.
COAGULATION – IMMUNOTURBIDIMETRY
Pregnancy (Medtek Asia P Ltd., Mysore )
Urinalysis (Medtek Asia P Ltd., Mysore )
HIV (Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)
Tropical Disease ( Panbio Ltd., Australia )
Tropical Diseases ( Panbio Ltd., Australia )
HIV (Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)
HCV (Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)
Green Channel Travel Services
With the increasing view of the world as a 'global village', and the elimination of a large number of boundaries and barriers, travel has turned easier than ever before - both domestic & international. CPL recognized the trend years ago, when it launched its IATA-accredited agency, GREEN CHANNEL TRAVEL SERVICES, with the objective of catering to travel and travel-related needs of individuals, families and companies.
Since 1997, the agency has been adjudged the best agency for domestic booking by Indian Airlines. Green Channel has also been conferred with :
The 'Lufthansa Award for Excellence', for topping sales during 1998-99.
The 'Outstanding Performance Award' by Jet Airways for highest ticket sales during 1998-99.
'Singapore Airlines' Award for Highest Sales, 2000-01.
'Indian Airlines' Award for Highest Sales Performance, 2000-01.
'KLM Airlines' Awards for maximum sales, 2000-01.
Besides being the sole representative of American Express Travel Related Services in Ahmedabad, GREEN CHANNEL also stocks Amex and Thomas Cook travellers' cheques, deals in car rentals, outbound tours, corporate incentive tours and money-changing business, authorized by the Reserve Bank of India.
Rousdonmullai Tea Estates
Cashing in on the lucrative prospects in the agro business sector, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has added a new dimension by acquiring a tea plantation in Tamil Nadu. Spread over 900 acres of blue mountains and set amid lush green surroundings, Rousdonmullai Tea Estates is located in Devala in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.
With primary focus on tea planting and processing, unadulterated garden tea from Rousdonmullai, is being supplied to regions like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Cochin, Coimbatore and Gujarat.
Besides growing tea gardens, a slew of agro-based projects are also being slated by the company in the estate.
Karnavati Engineering Ltd.
The engineering arm of Cadila Pharmaceuticals group, Karnavati Engineering Ltd (KEL) is a well established manufacturer of precision components and machinery for pharmaceutical and allied industries. Following its breakthrough with the all-purpose Kalweka for pharma research in academic institutions, R&D centers, pharmaceuticals and associated industries; KEL has been developing a range of innovative products in production, packaging and research.
The company's wide range of equipment includes tablet compression machines of various outputs, Communiting Mill, Colloid Mill, Automatic Blister Packing Machine, Unik Press and others.
KEL has been spearheading technology revolution in the field of pharma machinery for a decade and has become synonymous with tablet press series worldwide. The latest introduction is UNIK-II PC, an engineering marvel which churns out 7,75,000 tabs/hr.
On the packaging front, KEL's Blister Packing machine is already a landmark product. The company also has other supporting equipment, like punches & dies, table cleaning system, dust extraction unit, inspection & maintenance kit etc.
KEL invests about 20% of its turnover in R&D. The company participates in various exhibitions and offers trial runs on its machines at its factory and have won the appreciation of technocrats and end-users worldwide. The products have achieved wide acceptance in domestic and international markets, and are exported to USA, UK, CIS countries, Italy, Belgium, South Africa, Columbia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Syria etc.
Today, it ranks No. 1 in the country in exporting pharma machinery to the US, and is all poised for a quantum leap in the precision equipment manufacturing sector.
For more information please visit us at : www.karnavatiengineering.com
A result of in-house Research and Development initiatives and collaborations with world-renowned institutions; Cadila Pharmaceuticals' product basket includes: branded and generic formulations covering more than 50 therapeutic segments; Biotechnology products and diagnostic kits, Plant Tissue Culture, etc. In the services realm, the gamut of offerings covers Clinical Research, Contract Research & Manufacturing, etc.
Cadila Pharmaceuticals is the only Indian manufacturer of Streptokinase and Hyaluronic Acid-based products. Hyaluronic Acid containing products include Visial for Ophthalmology and Halonix for intra articular use. Streptokinase is used in management of heart attack. The company also manufactures rabies immunoglobin and diagnostic kits for detection of HIV and HCV. Cadila Pharmaceuticals is working in areas of novel vaccine adjuvants, Sepsis management and therapeutic vaccine for pancreatic cancer.
Group companies also manufacture Tablet Presses, Capsule filling machines, pharma machinery parts and hospital disposables like gloves, etc.
To the World from Cadila Pharmaceuticals
- World's first Sparfloxacin Eye Drops (Scat Eye Drops)
- World's first parenteral formulation of Rabeprazole (Rabeloc I.V.)
- World's first Probiotic combined with anti-infective agent (Symbiotic)
- World's first manufacturer of a unique immunomodulator (IMMUVAC)
- World's first whole blood, rapid HIV detection kit (NEVA HIV)
Cadila Pharmaceuticals makes India's No.1 ACE inhibitor, Envas, which has been listed among the country's top 50 Pharma Brands, across all categories.
Other CPL brands in top 300 brands of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry are Aciloc and Haem-Up.
A Ranitidine preparation, Aciloc is one of India's best selling brands in this category.
LMX, SYMBIOTIK, CLAX
Antibiotics with live Lactobacilli combination, LMX, SYMBIOTIK, CLAX are the first brands of its kind in India, for which Cadila Pharmaceuticals has applied for a worldwide patent. This unique innovation has already been granted Indian, UK and US, Eurasian & Sri Lankan patents.
RABELOC, ACILOC RD, ZASO, MIXULIN, MONTELAST AND NODON
are some of the best selling brands in their categories.