Central Drug Research Institute

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Central Drug Research Institute
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Established 1951
Type Autonomous
Director Dr. Ram Vishwakarma (Acting Director)
Location Lucknow, Lucknow, India
Campus Urban
Website http://www.cdriindia.org/

The Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory in Lucknow, India, employing scientific personnel from various areas of biomedical sciences.

It is one of the first laboratories to be established in India right after its independence. CDRI is among the thirty nine laboratories that are functioning under the aegis of the council of scientific and Industrial Research CSIR of India. CDRI was formally inaugurated on 17 Feb 1951 by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru.

For administrative and scientific purposes the Institute's manpower has been grouped into 17 R & D divisions and few divisions providing technical and scientific support. The following divisions of CDRI are involved in Research and Development.

In addition two data centres and one field station located outside CDRI are providing operational support.


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Coordinates: 26°51′37″N 80°55′51″E / 26.8602°N 80.9309°E / 26.8602; 80.9309