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Drug Major Cadila Pharma Inaugurates New Lab At  Dholka

Drug major Cadila Pharmaceutical inaugurated a formulation development laboratory Sunday. The company’s state-of-the-art plant at Dholka hosted the ceremony with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to India, H E Dr. Tizita Mulugeta Yimam, doing the red-ribbon honor. Also present was Ethiopian Food and Drug Administration DG Ms. Heran Gerba and Gujarat’s FDCA commissioner Dr. HG Koshia.

The three-floor structure will house solid orals on the ground level, injections on the first floor, and the analytical lab on the third floor.

Speaking on occasion, Dr. Rajiv Modi, CMD, Cadila Pharmaceuticals, thanked the dignitaries for their presence. “It is our honour to host the Ambassador and other members of the Ethiopian delegation. Africa is our second home, and we established Ethiopia’s first WHO-cGMP compliant plant in Addis Ababa. This is now an epicenter of multi-fold growth and development for Africa through enhanced investments.
We look forward to further strengthening ties with Ethiopia,” his speech noted.  

Ethiopia offers great SOPs for medical and pharma initiatives, and Cadila Pharma hopes to enlarge its operations there, informed the hon’ble Ambassador. Later, he also visited the corporate campus at Bhat.

The brand, now synonymous with “high-quality, affordable medicines” in Ethiopia, is looking at furthering its base in India. “We are delivering optimal results and hope a repeat at this new lab and at other similar ventures,” informed the pharma’s chief mentoring officer, Biswajit Mitra. 
On the same note, FDCA Commissioner Dr. Koshia shared his learnings from the Ethiopian Food and Drug Administration. He also outlined Gujarat’s significant contribution to the pharma production in India.
The Ethiopian delegation included Deputy Chief of Mission Dinayas Gemada, Ethiopian Food and Drug Administration officials, medicine and registration expert Yibeltal Abeje, registration expert Dejene Daba, and branch head Getu Bogale.

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