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We are an agile and dynamic team, relentlessly working towards impacting people's lives by accelerating drug discovery, development and manufacturing. Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services is a well-established integrated CRO/CDMO, with end-to-end capabilities across drug discovery, development, and manufacturing for APIs and formulation. We have more than 20 years of legacy in accelerating breakthrough discoveries for global pharma and biotech companies. Our focus on scientific expertise, technology, innovation, and problem-solving, along with our strong fundamentals on sustainability, compliance, and IP security, have made us a preferred partner across many large pharma and biotech companies. We believe in fostering and nurturing long-term partnerships through our unique work built on speed, adaptability, clarity of communication, and collaboration.

History

In 2020, we integrated the operations of Aurigene Discovery Services and Dr. Reddy's Custom Pharma Services (CPS) to form Aurigene Pharmaceutical services Ltd. (APSL), a wholly-owned independent subsidiary of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.

With the integration, we brought together Dr. Reddy's former Custom Pharmaceutical Services (CPS), which was founded in 2002 as a contract development and clinical supply partner for pharma companies across the globe. After only two years, CPS had shown tremendous success by becoming a CDMO partner for the top three pharma companies. The project pipeline grew strong, and by 2010 we started winning multi-year commercial contracts with big pharma and large CDMO companies. Aurigene Discovery Services was formed to provide discovery services to innovator companies. Over the years, it delivered several chemistry and biology services to innovator companies and gained their confidence by serving multiple chemistry and biology programs.

Today, Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services brings together both of these strengths supports global pharma companies with end-to-end services from early drug discovery to commercialization.

Ravi Venkataramanan
Akhil Ravi
Chief Executive Officer
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Dr. Jegadeesh Thampi
Chief Operating Officer
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Dr. H Rama Mohan
Chief Scientific Officer
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Ravinder Kodipyaka
Head - Formulation Research Services
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Ganesh Vaidyanathan
Head – Global Business Development
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Priyaranjan Pattanaik
Head - NBE Services
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PVR Bharadwaja
Head, Marketing & Strategy
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Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services commitment towards quality is validated by the various global accreditations of our R&D and manufacturing facilities. This provides our customers with the assurance that their drug compound projects are executed in state-of-the-art cGMP facilities. In addition, our high standards of quality, capabilities and expertise are regularly reviewed in numerous customer audits during the year.

 

R&D Centres

Our state-of-the-art preclinical evaluation safety facility has been audited by FCPSA Netherlands, DCGI and annually audited by National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority (NGCMA). Our facility has also been audited by the US FDA and the quality systems in this facility are in accordance with NGCMA and US FDA standards.

 

API Manufacturing facilities accreditations:

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Sustainable business is at the core of Aurigene Pharmaceutical services and hence sustainability is our top priority. The health and safety of our employees, community and the working environment are of paramount for us. At Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services we constantly strive to build sustainable operations by avoiding accidents through safety compliance, minimize environmental impact through stringent standards and enhance health of employees through sustainable operating philosophy.

We achieve this through:

  • High quality training on safety for our employees
  • Comprehensive workplace assessment with emergency planning and response
  • Risk management
  • Hazardous material management from storage, handling and disposal.
  • High environmental standards

To enhance safety at workplace, we have introduced My Safety Index (MSI), a 10-point KPI based safety enhancement approach. MSI consist of 10 elements with a maximum score of 100, where the elements are designed to measure improvement in safety culture and implementation of safety management across all sites.

The 10 Elements of MSI are

  • Top and frontline management – Felt leadership
  • Consequence management and safety training
  • Contract safety management and work permit system
  • Legal compliance and monthly safety campaigns
  • Laboratory Safety Management – Glassware
  • Laboratory Safety Management – Containment and spill
  • Storage and handling of flammable chemicals and gas cylinder
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Safety, OD and Incident Investigation
  • EHS review and process safety, OHM and general safety

Health

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace to all our employees:

  • We conduct periodic annual health checkup of all employees
  • We conduct occupational hazard (OH) assessments at our workplace to mitigate risks
  • Sessions on yoga, ergonomics and stress management are available to support the wellbeing of our employees

Environment

Environmental management is a key aspect of our business sustainability and we strive for continuous improvement and ambitious targets.

  • We meet and exceed legal and statutory requirements
  • We systematically monitor emissions, effluent release, energy management and water conservation
  • We use alternative (green) energy resources

Aurigene Pharmaceutical Service operates a real time project management philosophy to execute the project. Our project managers bring in deep techno-commercial expertise and experience to execute the project seamlessly and deliver on the client’s requirements. Our teams advocate the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) philosophy with a three-point agenda would be to deliver projects within the agreed cost, ahead of time and with right quality.

The project manager manages a cross-functional team of scientists, engineers and other support functions as a Project Execution Team (PET). The project manager is the nodal point of contact for the client for all the aspects of the project while we encourage functional engagement between the client and us.

Our project management practices provide complete transparency to the clients thereby building trust between the teams.

 

Salient features of our project management services

  • Client interface through project manager and functional engagement starting from award of contract all the way to completion
  • End-to-end project ownership
  • Reduced re-work leading to better control on cost, quality and time
  • Establishes strong customer orientation
Aruna N

Aruna N

Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

Working at Aurigene encouraged me to grow both professionally and personally. The work environment nurtures excellence and rewards innovation, alongside a culture of safety and security. I also appreciate the opportunity to regularly participate in technical and scientific trainings and that the senior scientists and leaders are extremely supportive and willing to share their knowledge and experience.

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Sridhar Regati, Ph.D

Senior Scientist, Process R&D

As a member of the R&D team, I feel proud and passionate as I am surrounded by innovative minds, and have the opportunities to contribute to the development of various projects for our global customers. Each new project has its unique challenges and I thoroughly enjoy the learning opportunities presented by each project. Each function at Aurigene Pharmaceutical services has subject matter experts and I always look forward to our cross functional meetings where we plan together and work as a team to ensure that desired results are always delivered.

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