Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI)

Established in 1951, CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI) is a premier drug research institute of India. The Institute has made significant accomplishments in the pursuit of its mission to New Drugs & Technologies for affordable healthcare for all, generation of knowledge base and nurturing future leaders for healthcare sector. 

Unique achievements of the Institute include discovery and development of 12 new drugs, of which, Arteether (Brand Name: E-mal), BESEB (Brand Name: Memory Sure), Centchroman (Brand Name: Saheli). They are all being used currently in the market.

Today, CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute is famous for its odernized drug research in India – having everything under one roof, from synthesis, screening, development studies, process up-scaling to clinical studies. It has obtained m ore than 350 Indian patents and 90 international patents; and produced more than 1000 Ph.Ds.


A multidisciplinary hub for drug discovery and development to serve humanity


To strengthen and advance the field of drug research in India.

Research Division in Central Drug Research Institute

For administrative and scientific purposes the Institute's manpower has been grouped into 17 R & D divisions and few divisions providing technical and scientific support. The following divisions of CDRI are involved in Research and Development.
  • Biochemistry
  • Ethnobotany
  • Clinical and Experimental Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Medicinal and Process Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
Contact Details

CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute
Sector 10, Jankipuram Extension, Sitapur Road,Lucknow 226031, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
Website: https://cdri.res.in/

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