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CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI), a premier drug research institute of India was inaugurated on 17th Feb 1951 with a vision to strengthen and advance the field of drug research and development in the country. The institute also envisages a strong commitment to exploiting natural resources so that the problem is approached holistically and multilaterally along with multifaceted infrastructure developments. The Institute has made significant accomplishments in the pursuit of its mission to New Drugs & Technologies for affordable healthcare for all, generation of the knowledge base and nurturing future leaders for the health sector. Today, the institute has become a unique model for modernized drug research in India, having everything under one roof, from synthesis, screening, development studies, process up-scaling to clinical studies. More than 10,000 research articles have been published by the Institute in peer-reviewed journals. Obtained more than 350 Indian patents and 90 international patents and produced more than 1000 Ph.Ds. Several of its Alumni have occupied the highest positions in national and international academic institutions, biotech and pharma industries.