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Pharma API Manufacturing Sites & Capabilities Pharma API Manufacturing Sites & Capabilities

Pharma API Manufacturing Sites & Capabilities

All our plants are operated in accordance with cGMP (ICH Q7a) and regularly inspected and audited by international authorities.

We operate 8 API manufacturing sites (6 sites in India, one site in UK and one site in Mexico). Each of these sites has a dedicated purpose associated with capacity, capability, desired market and appropriate regulatory status.      

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Some key sites and operational capabilities are summarized below:


CTO-I is our dedicated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant where we produce Highly Potent APIs (HPAPIs). It is audited by the US FDA, MHRA, KFDA, and TGA. The warehouse is specially designed for handling highly potent raw materials in both solid and liquid forms. The facility has different dedicated modules for large and small batch sizes, with all prerequisites to handle high potent molecules. Our reactor capacity ranges from 5 L to 1000 L.

The facility also has special unit operations across all the modules ranging from material removal into the canister, layer separation, drying, rotation evaporator, and micronization. All modules have ANFD and micronizers in SS packing isolators. The QC lab relates to Empower 3 servers and all the data related to in-process, intermediate, and complete analysis steps are transferred to SAP through LIMS software. We also offer special analytical services such as PSD, XRD, and microbiology.


CTO-3 is one of our key sites, intended for all phases of molecules. Apart from the regular chemistry, this site can handle Cryo reactions, Hydrogenations, Suzuki coupling reactions, and many other complex reactions. In addition to the 10-production block, CTO-3 is equipped with a GMP kilo lab which enables quick scale-up to support each phase of development. The facility also comes with state-of-the art QC labs, clean rooms, downstream operations such as filtration, drying, and multi mills. This facility is inspected by all major regulatory agencies such as the FDA, WHO GMP, MHRA, COFEPRIS, and KFDA.


CTO-5 is used typically for tonnage volume CMO projects. This site is equipped with 16 production blocks and 12 clean rooms. There are 150+ reactors of sizes ranging from 3kl to 10 kl and above and downstream unit operations such as filters, dryers, centrifuges, multi-mills, micronizers, and ATFDs operational on the site. This site is inspected by agencies such as the FDA, PMDA, EDQM, COFEPRIS, KFDA, and MHRA.


CTO-6 is one of our key sites operating in the Visakhapatnam cluster. This site manufactures intermediates, non-potent APIs, High Potent APIs (HPAPIs), and peptides. This facility has 12 production blocks and 18 clean rooms. This facility hosts a dedicated high-potent production block, QC, and warehousing. The peptide block is equipped with a PB-16 synthesizer and associated downstream equipment such as rotavapours, ion exchange resins and lyophilization. CTO 6 is audited by the US FDA, WHO GMP, PMDA, EMA, Health Canada, CFDA, COFEPRIS, and MHRA.


CTO-SEZ is one of our most modern automated facilities where we manufacture Intermediates, non-potent APIs, High Potent APIs (HPAPIs), and peptides. This facility is equipped with a 100L capacity peptide synthesizer and associated downstream equipment like rotavapor, and ion exchange resins. The high potent block holds 7 reactors from 160L to 1 KL capacity ranges. The facility also can handle various unit operations such as ANFD, ATFD, fluid bed dryer, multi-mill, micronizers, lyophilizers, Tangential flow filtration (TFF). This facility is audited by various agencies such as the USFDA, MFDS, and Russian Federation.

Mexico Site

Located in Cuernavaca, Mexico, this facility has over 4 decades of experience in manufacturing steroidal APIs. Our Mexico facility is equipped with dedicated, and physically separated bays as well as dedicated HVAC systems for steroidal as well as non-steroidal API production. Our reaction volume in the steroidal area ranges from 30 to 1000 gallons. This site is audited by various agencies such as the US FDA, COFEPRIS, Russian Federation and KFDA.

Why Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services?

Plants across continents (India, UK and Mexico)

20+ years of legacy, 500+ molecules worked on, 15+ commercialized

Global regulatory inspections (such as the US FDA, PMDA, EDQM and MHRA)

cGMP scale from kg to MT

Wide range of technologies & niche reactions (peptide, steroid and high potent)

Wide range of unit operations

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