preclinical drug development

About Dabur Research Foundation

drug discovery and development

Dabur Research Foundation (DRF) is an Indian Contract Research Organization Est.1979 offering preclinical services in Drug Discovery and Development, ranging from identification of potential lead molecules, drug development to IND enabling studies. We offer preclinical services to global Biotech, Pharma, Phytopharmaceuticals Cosmeceuticals and academia sectors. Our services broadly fall into the functional areas of In Vitro, Ex-Vivo & In Vivo Pharmacology, Exploratory & GLP Toxicology & DMPK. Our genesis is from the Dabur group of companies; we started operating as a preclinical service provider after a strategy spin-off from our parent company in the year 2008. It is this experience of 30 years of drug discovery & development that we bring to our clients as a preclinical service provider.

preclinical CRO in india


  • Established in 1979 to spearhead R&D Activities of Dabur
  • Dabur Group of Companies is among the largest healthcare companies in India with a market capitalization of 12 bn USD
  • Dabur research foundation was established about 135 years ago as a Natural products based company and today has more than 7000 employees in over 50 countries
  • Dabur Oncology, a subsidiary of Dabur became the largest oncology company in India and the Asia Pacific
  • DRF demerged from the parent company in the year 2008 to become a CRO in the preclinical domain.
  • DRF is one of the best preclinical research facility spread over in around 75000 sq ft area.
  • DRF is having state of the art OECD GLP/AAALAC Compliance Small Animal Facility Spread over 30,000 Sq ft Area with 43 experimental rooms.
  • We have conducted more than 1000+ NON-GLP and 700+ GLP studies for clients all over the world.
Indian Contract Research Organization

Our Journey

Established by a team of accomplished entrepreneurs & drug discovery scientists. Extensive knowledge and experience in translational research of Synthetic & botanical leads.

Offering innovative preclinical & product development solutions to our partners for phytopharmaceutical & pharmaceutical products.

20+ years of comprehensive services for Health & Wellness, Pharma, Biotech, Nutraceutical & Agrochemical to facilitate global registration requirements.

OECD GLP & AAALAC compliant.

100+ scientists recruited from the top 5 Universities of India; PhD : Master’s 1:2.

100+ years of cumulative management experience in preclinical research.

Institution Biosafety Committee, Institution Animal Ethics Committee & Occupational Health & Safety Committee ensure effective operation.