The pharmaceutical industry of Bangladesh is one of the most developed sectors of the Bangladeshi economy. In a very short span of time this industry has been able to meet the local demand for medicines and now is steadily becoming a global leader in pharmaceutical exports.
This article describes the top largest pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh.
1. Square Pharmaceuticals Limited
Founded in 1958, Square Pharmaceuticals Limited is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company is a sister concern of Square Group and is a major drug exporter of Bangladesh, with its products being exported to more than 36 countries worldwide. Square Pharmaceuticals Limited is reputed for producing more than 669 pharmaceutical products in the form of tablets, capsules, injections, and more.
2. Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited
Established in 1999, Incepta pharmaceuticals Limited is one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company boasts one of the best supply chains in the country, with its products being distributed at every nook and corner of the country, be it urban or rural. Furthermore, the company is also a major exporter of pharmaceutical products, with its products being exported to more than 68 countries.
3. Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited
Founded in 1976, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company produces more than 500 types of medicines, which are distributed throughout the country and to more than 50 export destinations. One of their most popular drugs is ‘Napa’.
4. Renata limited
Founded in 1993, Renata Limited, which was previously known as Pfizer limited, is one of the leading and fastest-growing Pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company is famous for producing medicines such as Maxpro, Zithirin, orsef, and more. The company is a major exporter of medicines, at present, it exports its products to countries such as the UK, Myanmar, Cambodia, and more.
5. ACI Pharmaceuticals
Established in 1968, ‘Advanced Chemical Industries’ commonly known as ACI, is one of the top pharmaceutical brands in the country. The company produces over 387 types of drugs. Moreover, the company is a major exporter of medicines and currently exports to over 30 countries worldwide.
6. Aristropharma Limited
Founded in 1986, Aristropharma is a leading pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh that produces a wide range of therapeutic medicines such as antiulcerants, antibiotics, NSAIDs, antipyretic, vitamins & minerals, and more.
The company is also known for producing insulin, inhalers suppositors, and more in their high-tech factories. Furthermore, the company is a major exporter of drugs and currently exports to over countries worldwide.
7. Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited
Established in 1990, Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited, previously known as ‘SK+F pharmaceuticals’, is one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the country. Before its acquisition by the Transcom Group in 2017, the company used to be an International subsidiary of ‘SmithKline & French (SK+ F)’.
The company is known for making some of the best therapeutic drugs, animal health tablets, nutrition products, and more. Moreover, it is an exporting pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh, that exports its produces to more than 30 countries worldwide.
8. ACME laboratories
Founded in 1954, Acme laboratories is one of the oldest and most trusted pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company manufactures pharmaceutical formulations in the form of tablet, capsule, injection, cream and Ointment, and more, in various quantities and categories. The company strides with the vision ‘To ensure health, vigor, and happiness for all’.
9. Opsonin Pharma limited
Considered to be one of the county’s largest pharmaceutical companies, Opsonin Pharmaceuticals Limited was established in 1956. The company produces both human medications and veterinary medications. The company currently manufactures more than 335 types of branded drugs and exports its medicines to more than 25 countries worldwide.
10. Healthacare Pharmaceuticals Limited
Founded in 1989, Healthcare pharmaceuticals is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company currently produces 210 types of branded drugs in different dosages and forms. At present, around 800 people work for this company.
11. Beacon Pharmaceuticals Limited
Founded in 2004, Beacon Pharmaceuticals Limited is one of the fastest-growing pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company is considered to be one of the top oncology healthcare drugs producers.
The drugs produced by the company have international approvals such as FDA, MHRA, and more. They produce more than 200 generic drugs and export their products to many countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America.
12. Orion Pharma Limited
Founded in 1965, Orion Pharmaceuticals Limited is a renowned pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh. It is a sister concern of The Orion Group. The company provides healthcare solutions with more than 120 brands in different dosages and forms. The company has an overseas marketing network in Afghanistan, Armenia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Jamaica, Lesotho, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, and Srilanka.
13. Drug International Limited
Founded in 1974, Drug International Limited has become one of Bangladesh’s most reliable pharmaceutical companies. It was the first company in Bangladesh to formulate medications in soft capsule form for maximizing the absorption and retention properties of some particular medicines.
It formulates drugs for all age groups and genders in different dosage forms including capsules, tablets, syrups, suspensions, and more. Their drugs are exported to numerous countries globally.
14. Ziska Pharmaceuticals Limited
Serving for more than 28 years, Ziska Pharmaceuticals Limited is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company is driven by a vision to be a credible pioneer in changing the practice of medicine. It is one of the leading exporters of pharmaceutical products in Bangladesh, selling its products in many countries of Asia and Africa.
15. Radiant Pharmaceuticals Limited
Established in 2005, Radiant Pharmaceuticals Limited has been one of the fastest-growing pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company is driven by the mission to provide high-quality healthcare products of a global standard through innovation and diversification. Their drugs are exported to numerous countries worldwide.
The pharmaceutical industry of Bangladesh is an essential part of the economy. It holds a major stake in export earnings and foreign reserve generation after RMG and remittances. These companies reflect the progress of the country, striding into the greater heights of development.