Here's How You Can Start a Pharmaceutical Company

To actualise your entrepreneurial dream, here are some easy steps on how to start a pharmaceutical company in India
  • BY Jaspreet Kaur

    Feature Writer, BusinessEx

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  • Aug 02,2021
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  • 12 Mins Read

With the emergence of the pandemic, pharmaceutical companies have gained immense recognition among the common masses. Due to the ongoing rise of the pharmaceutical industry, investor' interest has grown in the industry and they are making high bets. This has, in addition, aroused the interest of aspiring young entrepreneurs.

With the current market trend, young minds have seen the possibility of a successful pharmaceutical venture. Over a year, the pharma sector has witnessed various affluent deals, thus giving an upthrust to the niche. This indeed serves as a cue that starting a pharmaceutical company will be beneficial for aspiring entrepreneurs. To help you out, here is a step-by-step process on how to start a pharmaceutical company in India.


Before getting into the boots of an entrepreneur, it is crucial to garnering experience in the pharmaceutical industry. The experience prepares you to deal with the sector, understand its terminologies and operation. Following that, you need to determine the type of pharma company that you seek to invest in.


Studying and researching your business plan is vital. Before learning--how to start a pharmaceutical manufacturing company in India—comprehend the market situation, demand for the product, marketing plans, and other relevant things.

Scrutinizing the financial stability of your business plan is equally important. You have to ensure whether you would be able to establish your business or not. Before starting the business, create a rough list of expenses and costs, and then, determine if you would need an additional partner or capital for external sources. Deciding this out is significant before taking any other step.


Owning a license is paramount to actualize your dream of starting a pharmaceutical manufacturing company in India. The process involves documentation as well as licensing. Besides this, other formalities are almost the same other than minor prerequisites. If you are confused regarding it, then it is recommended to consult a drug inspector. Here is a list of documents as well as the license required:

Drug License

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India

Goods and Service Tax Registration

Registration for Private Limited Company

Trade Mark for every product or name

Owning these documents, as well as licenses, is important. Getting them can be a daunting job as these documents are collected from different ministries or councils which, in turn, take some time to garner them.


Once the business plan and documentation are complete, then the next step comprises selecting a location. Choose a good location and ensure that you are meeting government guidelines. In addition, make sure you have the list of combinations that you have sold in the pharma sector. Choosing a brand name as well as a product name is the next step.

Forming rapports with pharmaceutical vendors is important. Along with this, you have to decide on different distribution channels for your company. Also, employ a designer and get a unique, catchy logo design for your brand.

Follow all these steps to start a pharmaceutical company in India effortlessly. Other steps have to be added in the process depending on the type of pharmaceutical company you would choose.


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