Central Drug Research Institute

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Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow was formally inaugurated on 17th Feb 1951 by the then Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. CDRI is one of the first and few laboratories that were established in India right after its independence.

CDRI is considered to be a pioneer research organization in the field of biomedical research. In this institute all the infrastructural facilities and expertise are available to develop a candid drug right from its concept to market. CDRI is a multidisciplinary research laboratory consisting of scientific personnel of various areas of biomedical sciences. 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.


Research Area

Chemistry, Physics, Biology and pharmacology of drugs. Work emphasis is on drug development, design & process and Resource Modeling. Thrust area are



Central Drug Research Institute i.e. CDRI is located in Chattar Manzil Palace, Post Box No. 173 Lucknow - 226 001 (India).

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