International

Overview

Zydus Animal Health and Investments Limited (Zydus AHL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cadila Healthcare Ltd, spearheads the animal health initiative of the Zydus group. Cadila Healthcare Ltd. is a fully integrated, global health­care provider with strengths all along the pharmaceutical value chain.

A respected name in the Indian animal health industry, Zydus AHL has a strong presence in all major therapeutic segments. With its technically trained field force & wide distribution network, Zydus AHL provides round-the-clock technical services to the veterinary & farming fraternities.

Zydus AHL has been awarded as “The best animal health company in India, Africa & Middle East” for the year 2015, 2016 & 2018 by world’s leading pharma news publication Animal Pharm, UK.

In February 2016 Zydus AHL acquired selected brands & state of the art manufacturing operations in Haridwar of (Zoetis India Ltd.) This helped Zydus AHL to further expand range of products to address the needs of Veterinarians and Dairy Farmers.

To cater to the increasing demands of the pet community, Zydus AHL has launched a basket of products specifically for the companion animal segment.

The customer centric approach is based on in-depth understanding of market needs and challenges which has enabled us to provide better solutions and create lasting partnerships.

With a focus on R&D the company is committed to applying cutting-edge resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of animals’ lives. All along our processes are committed to quality, efficacy and safety.

State-of-the art manufacturing Infrastructure with a global footprint

A wide range of capabilities have helped Zydus Animal Health & Investments Ltd to create a robust manufacturing infrastructure. Zydus Animal Health and Investments Limited has state-of-the art vertically integrated manufacturing facilities for formulations. The Veterinary formulation facilities having capabilities across many dosage delivery forms which includes beta-lactam and non- beta-lactam antibiotics, oral liquids, tablet, bolus, topical applications, probiotic and feed supplements. The Haridwar facility is having approvals of WHO GMP, SFDA (Saudi FDA), while VMD, Kenya, NDA-Uganda, VDFACA-Ethiopia, TMDA-Tanzania & NAFDAC, Nigeria plant approvals are in process.

Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Non-beta lactam, Oral Liquid, tablet/bolus

SEZ, Ahmedabad, India
Tablet & Topical Applications

Daman (UT), India
Beta-lactam formulations

Vatva, Ahmedabad, India
Probiotics & Feed supplements

Innovation driven, rich development pipeline Where innovation shapes healthcare solutions:

Zydus AHL’s unique strength to provide newer solutions to meet the need of the veterinary farming communities in India, has been possible through in house development of new products as well as through global tie ups.

Pharmacology Technology Center (PTC) – of the Zydus Group supports new product development of Zydus AHL. The Centre undertakes development of novel deliveries & conducts stability & toxicological studies as a part of product development. Spearheaded by nearly 400 scientists, the Pharmaceutical Technology Centre has an ultra-modern & a highly accredited world-class facility, equipped for development of all types of dosage forms.

Zydus Research Centre (ZRC) –

The Zydus Research Centre (ZRC) is the dedicated research arm of the Zydus Group, spearheading the group’s research of NCEs. ZRC is working on cutting edge technologies in different scientific disciplines to discover novel therapeutic agents. The centre has capabilities to conduct drug discovery & development from concept to IND enabling preclinical and clinical studies.

In 2013, Zydus launched India’s first NCE research product LipaglynTM (Saroglitazar). This is a novel drug to treat diabetic dyslipidemia – a global unmet healthcare need. Today more than 10 lakh patients are on this drug. Continuing its work on Saroglitazar,  Zydus’ researchers looked at possibilities to use the drug in the treatment of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), PBC (Primary Biliary Cholangitis) and Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).  In March 2020, when the Drug Controller General of India approved Saroglitazar in India, it became the first drug anywhere in the world to be approved for the treatment of NASH.

The other global firsts from its research pipeline are the world’s first biosimilar of Adalimumab ‘Exemptia’, which brought freedom from pain to almost 15 million people in India suffering from inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis.  TwinRab, the novel biologic developed in collaboration with WHO, is a one of its kind cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies which gives post – exposure prophylaxis after a rabid animal bite. This when taken with a vaccine offers complete protection from rabies.

With over 17 million suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD, this is a huge heath burden in India. In this condition, the kidneys fail to produce Erythropoietin (EPO) and this leads to low levels of haemoglobin (Hb) in the blood or anemia. The researchers from Zydus  have developed Desidustat is a novel, oral HIF-PH inhibitor for treating this condition.

In February as the novel Coronavirus outbreak began to spread, Zydus launched a vaccine development programme to develop a plasmid DNA vaccine to fight COVID 19. ZyCoV-D has been developed entirely through in-house efforts and has successfully completed pre-clinical studies and also dosing of volunteers in its Phase I clinical trial. The vaccine has been found to be safe and well-tolerated. The phase II clinical trials for ZyCoV-D have now commenced.

A team of over 1400 scientists are engaged in drug discovery & development both for Human as well as Animal health segment. ZRC constantly focusses on selection and development of newer probiotic strains, application of phagebiotic and microbiome innovation. We look forward to build innovation driven strong product pipeline as an alternative solutions to medicated feed additives MFAs).

Pharmacology Technology Center (PTC)

Product Development & Formulation
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Zydus Research Centre (ZRC)

Drug discovery & development
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Experienced International Regulatory Affairs team which ensures 360° documentation

International Regulatory Affairs (IRA) – A team of more than 80-trained professionals, dedicated to regulatory services having experienced product registration in various countries across the globe. The IRA team plays a key role in providing yearly growth of markets & entry in to new countries. The team engaged in formulation & execution of regulatory strategies in order to maintain compliance with constantly changing international regulations.

Accreditations

Zydus Animal Health and Investment Limited’s Haridwar plant has cleared SFDA Audit of Saudi Arabia. All our lines (Injection, Tablet and Liquid Oral) have been cleared by Saudi Food & Drug Authority.