Top 40 Pharmaceutical Companies in Nepal

The Pharmaceutical companies in Nepal manufactures pharmaceuticals according to GMP guidelines, thus offering high-quality products and services.

Of the 48 operating Nepalese pharmaceutical industries, 33 industries are already WHO-GMP certified. Fourteen new pharmaceutical companies will be added shortly.

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History of the Pharmaceutical Sector in Nepal

Nepal was founded in 1990 AD by pharmaceutical entrepreneurs to facilitate, enhance and improve the service of pharmaceutical companies in coordination with various government agencies, the medical profession, and pharmaceutical trading houses.

The historical event of pharmacy development began during the ancient ruler of  Lichchhavi Amshu Berma, dating back to 605620 AD. when an Ayurvedic hospital was established.

Allopathic medicines were introduced to Nepal in 1816 AD after the Suguali Treaty and the establishment of a British residency in Nepal.

Manufacture of allopathic medicines began in the private sector in 1969  and the government company Royal Drug Limited was incorporated in 1972 formerly subordinate to the Department of Forest and Soil Conservation and transferred to the Department of Health and Population

Nepal enacted the Medicines Act 1978 (2035 BS) to prohibit and regulate and control the misuse or abuse of medicines and false or misleading information regarding the effectiveness and use of medicines.

Production, marketing, distribution, export, import, storage, and use of such drugs are unsafe, effective and of standard quality for public use.

To implement and comply with the purpose and objectives of the Drugs Act of 1978 and various regulations thereunder.

Today it has 50 pharmaceutical companies as its members, controlling 40% of the  Nepalese pharmaceutical market share, 32 of which are WHO-GMP certified and others are in the process of doing so.

APPON has been striving towards the goal of manufacturing safe, effective and affordable high-quality products for the Nepalese healthcare sector since the day it was founded. To promote the Nepalese pharmaceutical industry in the world market, it also supports export.

It also supports the pharmaceutical industry in technical and technological advancement, which ultimately contributes to the development of the Nepal healthcare segment.

The pharmaceutical industry thrived during the wet conflict in Nepal since the early 1990s. Today, the Nepalese industries set their efforts and six of them had already taken “Certificate of Pharmaceutical Products (Copp) for the export of some of their products in the international market.

Pharmaceutical companies in Nepal

Here is a comprehensive list of some of the pharmaceutical companies operating in Nepal;

Amtech Pvt Ltd

Website: https://amtechmed.com.np/

Address: Opp. Chest Clinic, Rangeli Road, Biratnagar-12, Nepal

Phone: 00977-21-522153, 522183, 526618

Apex Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

Website: http://www.apexpharma.com.np/

Address: 13/45, ADARSH NAGAR BIRGANJ (NEPAL)

TEL: +977-51-529355/ 534173

FAX: +977-51-529377

Office Email: [email protected]

Arrow Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd

Website: http://www.arrowpharmaceuticals.com/

Address: Basundhara,Dhapasi Marg, Kathmandu-3 Nepal.

Phone: 01-4372108

Email: [email protected]

ASIAN PHARMACEUTICALS

Address: Padasari VDC-9, Siddhartha Nagar Rupandehi, Pashupati Road, Central, Development Region Kathmandu, 44600 Nepal

Phone: +977-14421650

Website: www.asianpharmaceuticals.com

Revenue: $10.07 million

Year Started: 1988

Incorporated: 1996

A.S.T. PVT LTD

Address: Kalanki Near Baba Petrol Pump Kathmandu, Kathmandu Nepal

Phone: +977-15219955

Year Started: 2004

Incorporated: 2011

BHASKAR HERBACEUTICALS PVT. LTD

Address: Near Thakur Ram Campus Aadarshnagar Birgunj Nepal

Phone: +977-54418047

Website: www.bhaskarherba.com

Revenue: $11.24 million

Year Started: 2010

Incorporated: 2010

Biogain Remedies

Website: http://www.biogain.com.np/

Address/ Regd. Office & Factory: Patthardanda, Tilottama Municipality-21, Butwal-Bhairahawa Highway, Rupandehi, Nepal

Phone: (+977-71) 543903

Fax: +977 9857011634

Email: [email protected]

DEURALI JANATA PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD

Address: 679 Budhanilkantha Sadak Bansbari 03 Kathmandu, Kathmandu Nepal

Phone: +977-14018777

Website: www.deuralijanta.com

Revenue: $2.20 million

Year Started: 1991

Incorporated: 1988

Email: [email protected]

DIVINE HEALTH CARE PVT. LTD

Address: Bijayanagar Bharatpur Metropolitan City-16 Chitwan Nepal

Phone: +977-9802084553

Revenue: $2.39 million

Dolphin M. B. Pvt Ltd

Website: http://www.dolphinmb.com/

Address: 1st Floor, Radha Bhawan 115-Saraswoti Marg, Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal p. O. Box # 449

Tel: 977 1 426 0935 / 426 0710

Fax: 977 1 425 2472

Email: [email protected]

EVEREST PARENTERALS

Address: Kamal Pokhari Kathmandu, 44600 Nepal

Phone: +977-15909183

Website: www.everest-hcg.com

Revenue: $17.15 million

Year Started: 2015

Incorporated: 2010

FLEUR HIMALAYAN LIMITED

Address: NPL House Krishna Galli BIRGUNJ, 44600 Nepal

Phone: +977-15521620

Website: www.fhl.com.np

Revenue: $9.41 million

Year Started: 1996

Incorporated: 1992

Grace Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

Website: http://www.gracepharma.com.np/

Phone: 01-5172167, 071-545599

Address: Marketing Office: Kathmandu-10, Anamnagar, Nepal

Email: [email protected]/[email protected]

Herbs Production & Processing Co. Ltd.

Website: http://hppcl.com.np/

Address: Jadibuti, Koteshwor, Kathmandu

Phone: +977-1-4992149,4992152

Email: [email protected]

GPO Box No: 2679

HUKAM PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD

Address: Madhyapur Thimi Municipality Chapacho, Bhaktapur Bhaktapur Nepal

Phone: +977-16630102

Website: www.dugargroup.biz

Revenue: $9.22 million

Kantipur Pharmaceuticals Lab Pvt. Ltd.

Website: http://www.kantipurpharma.com/

Address: Kantipur Pharmaceuticals Lab Pvt. Ltd. Panchkhal-7, Shikharpura Kavre, Nepal

Phone: +977-01-5539634

Email: [email protected]

Keva Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

Website: http://keva.com.np/

Corporate Office: Kathmandu – 8, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: 01-5107481

Email: [email protected]

Lomus Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

Website: http://www.lomus.com.np/

P.O. Box No: 4506

Address: Lomus House, Kailashchour, Gairidhara Lazimpat, Kathmandu

Tel: +977-1-4436396

Fax: 4436395

Email: [email protected]

Magnus Pharma Pvt. Ltd.

Website: http://www.magnuspharma.com.np/

Address: Jyatha Marg, Kantipath, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: 977-1-4266878; 977-1-6215915

Email: [email protected]

Mark Formulations Pvt Ltd – Factory

Website: http://www.markformulations.com/

Address: 167-10 Tanka Prasad Marga, Baneshwor Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: +977-1-4489128

Email: [email protected]

M.D.H Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd (Medivet)

Website: http://www.mdhpharma.com/

Phone: +977-1-4425335 / 4425336

E-mail: [email protected], ceo@mdhpharma.com, md@mdhpharma.com

Address: G.P.O Box: 7457, Hadigaun, Gahanapokhari, Kathmandu, Nepal

NATIONAL HEALTHCARE PVT.LTD

Website: http://www.nationalhealthcare.com.np/

Address: Shreepur, Birgunj, Nepal

Tel: +977-51-524336, +977-51-528537

Fax: +977-51-533400

Email: [email protected]

Nepal Aushadhi Ltd.

Website: http://nal.com.np/

Email: [email protected]

Address: Nepal Aushadhi Limited, Babarmahal, Kathmandu Nepal

TEL: +977-1-4221512 / 4250794

FAX:+977-1-4226116

Nepal CRS Company

Website: http://www.crs.org.np/

Address: P.O. Box. 842   Tokha Road, Mahadevtar, Gongabu, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: 977 1 4962097

Email: [email protected]

Nepal Pharmaceuticals Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.

Website: http://www.npl.com.np/

Address: Om Ashram-14, Birgunj, Parsa

Tel: (+977-51) 521097,528689

Fax: (+977-51) 522084

Email: [email protected]

NIPPON PHARMACEUTICAL

Address: Biratnagar, Bakhari-12 Morang Nepal

Phone: +977-9841339318

Website: www.nipponpharma.com.np

Revenue: $4.54 million

Year Started: 2009

Incorporated: 2009

Ohm Pharmaceuticals Labs. Pvt. Ltd.

Website: http://www.opl.com.np/

Address: Tathali, Bhaktapur Nepal

Phone: 01-6205710, 01-6915193

Email: [email protected]

Panas Pharmaceutical (Pvt) Ltd.

Website: http://panaspharma.com/

Address: Janaki-06, Ganapur, Banke, Nepalgunj Nepal

Phone: (977) 81 403005 / 403004 /403065     Mob: 98580-23627

Email: [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected]

Pharma Life

Website: https://pharmalife.com.np/

Phone: 977 9801966550

Email: [email protected]

Address: Kathmandu, Nepal Balmandir Compound, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

QbD Pharmaceuticals Pvt .Ltd

Website: http://www.qbdpharmaceuticals.com/

Address: Nayabazar – 16, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Phone: +977-1-5550257 / 5550258

Email: [email protected]

MPD: [email protected]

Marketing: [email protected]

Factory Phone: +977-11-660259

Quest Pharmaceuticals

Website: http://www.quest.com.np/

Address: Kathmandu Daan Sadan, Sungabha Marg, Teku

Phone: +977-1-5340304, 5339293

Email: [email protected]

Research Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology (RIBB)

Website: http://ribb.org.np/

Address: Biomedicum Research Campus Building, Saptakhel – 9, Balkumari, Chyasal Road, Lalitpur 44700, G.P.O. Box 7731, Nepal

Phone: +977 9841171363 (Mitesh)

Fax: +977 9869421899 (Manish)

Email: [email protected]

SAMAR PHARMA COMPANY

Address: Old Bus Park Adarshnagar -13 Birganj Nepal

Phone: +977-51529362

Website: www.samarpharma.com

Revenue: $4.89 million

Year Started: 2014

Incorporated: 2012

SR DRUG LABORATORIES PVT LTD

Website: http://www.srdrug.net/

Address: 3rd floor, Saket Complex Tripureshwar, Kathmandu Nepal

Phone: +977.1.4223764

Fax: +977.1.4222506

P.O.Box: 9298

Email: [email protected]

SUMY PHARMACEUTICALS (P) LTD

Address: Balaju Ring Road Kathmandu Kathmandu Nepal

Phone: +977-14359595

Website: www.sumypharmaceuticals.com.np

Revenue: $4.89 million

Year Started: 2004

Incorporated: 2004

Synergy Corporation

Website: http://www.synergy-corporation.com/

Address: House # 205 Bishal Basti “Kha” Bishal Nagar Kathmandu Nepal

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +977 1-4418037

Times Pharma

Website: http://www.timepharma.com/

Address: Gaindakot-04, Nawalpur

Phone: +977 78 502004

Fax: +977 78 503131

Email: [email protected]

TIZIG PHARMA PRIVATE LIMITED

Address: Maligoan, Ward no 5 Kathmandu Nepal

Website: www.tizig.com

Revenue: $2.39 million

Year Started: 2018

Incorporated: 2018

Vega Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

Website: http://www.vega.com.np/

Address: 4th Floor, Ranabhat Complex, Anamnagar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone:+977-01-4102826/27

Fax:+977-01-4102825

Email: [email protected]

Health expenditure

In Nepal, the total annual health expenditure  (THE) in 2008 was 39,944.15 million Nepalese rupees (NPR) (69.76 million US dollars).

Total annual expenditure on health was 4.54% of GDP. The total annual healthcare expenditure per resident was 1,386.47 Nepalese rupees (US$19.87).

Total government expenditures on health (GGHE) according to the  National Health Accounts (NHA) was NPR 15,572.11 million (US$223.22 million) in 2008, 38.98% of total health expenditure. Annual public per capita health expenditure is NPR 540.51 (US$7.75[8]).

Annual government spending on health accounts for 6.33% of the total government budget. Private health expenditure covers 61.02% of total health expenditure.

Details of the drug and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry

According to the information provided by the DDA on 2077/10/12, 66 national allopathic pharmaceutical industries are registered for manufacturing and have authorization for sales and distribution.

Another four branches are registered and have sales and distribution permits but are currently not operating due to technical reasons of the branches.

33 new industries are registered for manufacture but have not yet received approval for sale and distribution.

Pharmaceutical industrialists say that the size of the domestic pharmaceutical market is Rs46 billion and that the industry has grown at 18-20 percent per year for the past 78 years.

Despite various constraints such as the energy crisis and labor unrest, the domestic the pharmaceutical industry has achieved encouraging growth.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Pharmaceutical companies in Nepal

How many pharmaceutical companies are there in Nepal?

There are 87 licensed pharmaceutical manufacturers in Nepal,  of which 41 manufacture modern medicines, 7 veterinary medicines, and 37  herbal preparations

 How many WHO-GMP certified companies are in Nepal?

Among drug manufacturers in Nepal, five companies have recently received WHO-GMP certification; these are Nepal Pharmaceuticals Laboratories Pvt. Ltd (including the ß-lactam division), Deurali Janta Pharmaceuticals Limited, National Healthcare, Omnica Lab, and Quest Pharmaceuticals.

How can one register his/her pharmaceutical company in Nepal?

Pharmacy registration checklist

  • An application in the form of Annex 4 ‘C’ (SDG document)
  • An application in the form of Annex 6 (SDG document)
  • Notarized Updated manufacturing authorization issued.
  • Notarized copy of valid COPP as recommended by WHO.
  • The detailed formulation which includes excipients, color, flavor, etc.

 How much does it cost to open a pharmacy in Nepal?

The costs and expenses of establishing and developing a retail community pharmacy store vary depending on the location, size of the pharmacy, type of medication, etc. The start-up costs range from one hundred thousand to seven hundred thousand.

Conclusion

Nepal Pharmaceutical Market has valued at Rs 8,649 crore and growing at a CAGR of 10%. Recently, domestic manufacturers have made their presence felt in the market, with a significant presence in the five main therapeutic segments, namely, anti-infective, respiratory, vitamin/mineral, gastrointestinal, and analgesics.

Domestic manufacturers import all raw materials required to manufacture formulations.

The main problems and challenges identified for the national pharmaceutical industry are high import dependency, low tariff barriers on imports, high brand proliferation and unregistered medicines of the frontier Market, lack of reverse engineering capabilities, low investment in R&D Infrastructure, safety concerns discouraging rural drug use, export restrictions, etc.

The strengths that the industry possesses are suitable production facilities, high-quality products, well qualified and experienced human resources, market knowledge, and a high level of private participation.

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