Research & Development

At Macleods, innovations and quality up-gradation programs are the essential ingredients and R & D plays a pivotal role. Marketing efforts of Macleods are supported by a strong R & D team consisting of over 700 highly qualified scientists. Our large teams of zealous scientists are at work day and night in this R & D centre, which is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipments, facilitating to develop formulations that are bio-equivalent, safe & efficacious.

Macleods R & D centre is located in Mumbai, which was setup in the year 2000, is approved by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India, and since then, has made several significant progresses.

R&D centre of Macleods is having following basic interests

Chemical Research & Development Department:

The API process development division is an integral component of R & D Centre at Macleods. It is equipped with capabilities to handle multi-step chemical synthesis involving reaction types like, Catalytic Hydrogenation & Hydride Reductions, Heterocyclic & Amino-acid Synthesis, and Optical Resolution & Reactions involving the use of Chiral Substrates.

A strong team of scientists working in these well-equipped laboratories strive to develop IP & Regulatory compliant, scalable and cost effective commercial processes for the production of APIs. Product Development teams are supported by full fledged Analytical, Regulatory and IPM departments.

Formulation Development Department:

Macleods Formulation Development Department's focus is to develop quality new products.

Our Formulation Development team works on new active substances, generics, trouble shooting of existing products and patent non infringing products for US, Europe, Australia, other emerging markets and Domestic market.

We are Developing various dosage forms like Immediate release tablets, Delayed release tablets, Extended release tablets, Hard gelatin Capsules, Soft gelatin capsules, Dry powder inhalers, Liquid orals, Semi solids, etc.

Analytical Research & Development Department:

The Analytical Research & Development department supports all the developmental work providing support for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Formulation Development.

The department is well equipped with highly sophisticated instruments like NMR, XRD, LCMS, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Differential scanning calorimeter, UV spectrophotometers, infra red spectrophotometer, dissolution apparatus & Particle size analyzer etc.

Bioequivalence study Centre

Macleods Pharmaceuticals – Bioequivalence department is a Clinical Research Organization of international repute with comprehensive expertise in Bioequivalence studies.

In order to meet the growing need of quality drug products, Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has created the bioequivalence department.

Established in the year 2005, the bioequivalence department has grown to what it is today. The center has 186 bed facilities with in house well equipped Emergency care unit, well developed bio-analytical section with state of art equipments. It has proven track record of expertise in clinical, bio-analytical, pharmacokinetic and statistical services for the bioequivalence studies.

Our clinical and bio-analytical facilities and processes, are inspected by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), US FDA, WHO and MCC ( South Africa ) assuring our sponsor of the best quality practices and procedures.