DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES (VISAKHAPATTNAM)
INTRODUCTIONProfessor P.R.Vavia sir put in a lot of persistence to get me an eight weeks internship in Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Visakhapattnam, A.P. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories is an integrated pharmaceutical company founded by Dr. Anji Reddy who is also an alumni of ICT, Mumbai. ABOUT THE PLANTDr. Reddy’s has its seventh Formulation and Technical Operations (FTO-7) facility at Visakhapattnam. This plant located in VSEZ (Vizag South Economical Zone) of Visakhapattnam, Andhra Pradesh was inaugurated on 26th September 2006.
FTO-7 unit of Dr. Reddy’s is facilitated to produce cytotoxic and anti-hormonal drugs for curing cancer, mainly for export to the development markets of the US and the EU. It has the capacity of producing 40 million cytotoxic capsules, 40 million anti-hormonal formulations and seven million injectable per annum. It had been set up at a cost of Rs 40 crore. This unit is benchmarked to the highest global regulatory standards and it produces drugs conforming to the most stringent standards. The unit is equipped with modern infrastructure and isolation technology used to handle potent compounds.
AROUND THE PLANTThe core functioning of the plant in relation to the product is as follows-
The warehouse, production and quality control departments are closely knit departments and work simultaneously with each other for the manufacturing of the products. These departments are inter-connected with the double door pass boxes. The water purification takes place in a separate unit as per the USFDA norms and requirements and reaches the production department through a sophisticated pipe line system. The quality assurance department has its bases within the production department and a separate office for all
documentations. Other auxiliary...