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Pharma & Biotech

Tamil Nadu was a pioneer in establishing the country's first pharmaceutical park in 1978, thus becoming the residence of renowned global pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. The state is currently poised to emerge as the primary hub for medical equipment production, with the medical electronics industry also experiencing impressive double-digit growth in recent years.


Share in the national output for the pharma & biotech sector


Largest Manufacturing State in India for Pharmaceuticals


Largest contributor to India’s workforce in the Pharma & Biotech industry


  • Tamil Nadu is home to over 400 pharmaceutical companies specialising in bulk drugs, API, formulations, and medical devices.
  • The state boasts approximately 88,000 registered pharmacists.
  • With more than 70 institutes offering a variety of degrees and diplomas in pharmaceutical and biotech, Tamil Nadu is a hub for pharmaceutical education.
  • There are 36 agro technology research stations that actively support biotech initiatives in the state. 
  • Tamil Nadu hosts a significant presence of global pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, including industry leaders like Air Liquide, Trivitron Healthcare, and Titan Corporation. Public companies such as IDPL and HLL Biotech also have manufacturing plants in Chennai.

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Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is renowned globally as a premier destination for medical tourism.

State-of-the-art infrastructure dedicated to API and medical devices is rapidly developing in close proximity to Chennai.

In the post-COVID scenario, there is a heightened focus on fortifying the domestic manufacturing base for API, formulations, and medical devices.

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