Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd. (HAL), a Govt. of India Enterprise, started as Penicillin bulk drug manufacturing company in Pimpri, Pune by Government of India in 1954 with the help of World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
HAL was initially known as “Penicillin Factory”. HAL started manufacturing of Penicillin (Penicillin G) with an initial capacity of 9 million mega units (MMU) and later enhanced its capacity to 2400 MMU.
In addition to Penicillin G, HAL was also the first company in India to start production of bulk drugs such as Streptomycin Sulphate, Benzathine Penicillin, Procaine Penicillin, Sodium Penicillin, Gentamycin, 6 APA and Ampicillin. HAL is the only company in India which has got a distinction having discovered two antibiotics namely HAMYCIN a potent anti fungal antibiotic used in human beings and AUREOFUNGIN an anti fungal antibiotic used for controlling various diseases of plants.
HAL subsequently diversified into manufacturing and marketing of various life saving formulation medicines and specialized agricultural products and veterinary medicines.
HAL is the only company in Public Sector which supplies Narcotic Detection Kits to Narcotic Control Bureau, Govt. of India.
HAL has the facility generally complying with requirements of WHO-GMP for manufacturing of various Betalactum dry powder Injectables, Cephalosporin dry powder Injectables, Intra Venous Fluid (IVF). Facility for manufacture of Betalactum Tablets & Capsules, Non-Penicillin Tablets, Liquid orals etc. are complying with Schedule M requirements.
HAL also have the facility for manufacture of Agricultural products. Main Agricultural products are Streptocycline, Aureofungin, Humaur, Azotomeal and Phosphomeal.
Drug manufactured by HAL conforms to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)and Schedule M. Quality is built into the system with emphasis on stability validation studies, in process control, Quality assurance and Quality Control . Highly skilled and trained staff monitor the functions for ensuring quality of the products.
Research and Development(R & D) wing of HAL draws its strength from the well co-ordinated contributions from Microbiology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Parasitology, Immunodiagnostics and formulations. R & D wing have sophisticated instruments and develops new formulations as well as support manufacturing department as per requirement. HAMYCIN and AUREOFUNGIN was discovered by HAL’s R&D dept.
Human Medicines, Agriculture Products and Veterinary Medicines of HAL are available all over the country and it is also being exported to various countries. HAL is making all out efforts to show its presence in National and International market through effective marketing net work.HAL is supplying life saving drugs to various Govt. institutions, State Govts., Corporations etc.
HAL is also actively participating in the “PradhanMantri Bharatiya Janushadhi Pariyojana(PMBJP)” by contributing its product range to the scheme.
HAL received numerous awards both National and International for manufacturing quality products. It has a distinction of receiving 4 Presidential awards for best all round performance, Export Merit Certificate from Export Promotion Council of India, Excellent Marketing Management Performance Award, Udyog Ratna Award in 2007 and Economic Development Award in 2008.
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