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How Indian And International Pharma Policies Facilitating Startups

How Indian And International Pharma Policies Facilitating Startups

The pharmaceuticals industry is currently at a fourteenth position across the world

Indian administration offers a wide range of tax benefits to the pharmaceutical sector

Foreign companies see India as a potential market of healthcare evolution

Healthcare graph of India has always been upward moving with market players working towards a bright future. The business models and digital technology have helped healthcare providers in making the industry more sustainable, affordable, and accessible to all.

A ‘super-combination’ of public and private service providers, consumers, and those challenging the market play a key role in bringing the evolution we all have been expecting.

Future Of Indian Pharmaceutical Market

The industry is currently at the 14th position across the world, with reports suggesting it reach a market value of INR 8.6 Tn by 2022. Report further expresses that the government’s spending on the healthcare segment is expected to increase to 2.5% of the GDP in FY19 from 1.15% in FY18.

Government Of India’s Support Towards Healthcare Sector

Indian administration offers a wide range of tax benefits to the pharmaceutical sector along with tax holidays for operations built up in trade & commerce zones or under-developed areas; deducting profits from exports; liberal devaluation remittances; reducing capital R&D consumption, and all the other commitments to fully support the healthcare startups.

Here are some examples:


Counterfeit drugs are a serious concern for the Indian healthcare system at the international level. The Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) has derived different ways to battle the issue. It has led a few workshops and worked directly with the Ministry of Health to create approaches for controlling the manufacturing and offer of ‘misleading’. It has additionally distributed a number of anti-counterfeiting rule books for the business.

Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

The national Government presented product licenses for every mechanical part under the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 – in accordance with the dedication India made when it joined the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Accord in 1995. This guideline plans to balance the national and international market.

How Are International Policies Making Way For Indian Companies?

The way medical startups are working is experiencing a change in perspective from a completely coordinated organization structure towards a future where organisations utilise a wide scope of outsourcing, joint venturing and other legally binding and partnership processes to make it easier for all the parties to thrive together. This advancement in pharma has huge advantages arranged for the Indian healthcare startups, and related fields such as biotechnology.

Healthcare businesses are now able to have an extended benefit of joining hands with worldwide players to meet the requirements, from outsourcing and franchising to diversifying and joint venturing. The scope of choice traverses a wide range of levels of proprietorship and control, from clear leveraging of production processes to authorizing courses of action to progressively included joint endeavours.


Outsourcing has been a customary technique for working with Indian organizations. Evidently, the concentration for the pharmaceutical business has been on lower value creation activities such as APIs and generics, and India continues to play a significant role in such activities.

Only recently, India’s pharma startups have likewise started to climb the value chain. Foreign institutions are currently progressively tapping India’s developing R&D abilities to match their production skills.


India’s retailing industry additionally offers open doors for remote organizations to either set up their own retail franchisee or get into partnership with existing players. Franchising form of business helps the franchisee with a range of benefits such as sharing technology, stock, production and marketing processes.

Joint Ventures

Joint endeavours (JVs) are turning into an increasingly popular choice for organizations hoping to benefit from the open doors exhibited in India. Foreign organisations are progressively targeting the local partners to expand their quality in India.

Local partners bring with years of experience, expertise in what the local population wants, knowledge support and a huge network they had built over time. These preferences, alongside low production costs, gifted skilled labor and technological developments can be beneficially used by western pharmaceutical organizations coming into India.

As noted, India is home to about 100 US FDA approved factories, so foreign organizations searching for local partnerships can use a generous manufacturing base. Research and development joint endeavours are likewise becoming a famous approach. Some Indian organisations are working together with foreign healthcare startups to improve their vaccine development skills.

Foreign companies see India as a potential market of healthcare evolution and their interests in the nation is gradually increasing. India’s local market looks encouraging for the worldwide pharmaceutical industry. The nation’s developing abilities in contract manufacturing, R&D and clinical preliminaries additionally make it a favoured outsourcing partner for worldwide pharma at each phase of the value chain.

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