Aventis Pharma

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Aventis Pharma Limited
Public company
Traded as BSE500674
Industry Pharmaceuticals
Founded May 1956
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Key people
Dr. Shailesh Ayyangar (MD)[1]
Products Prescription and over-the-counter drugs for thrombosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, central nervous system disorders, oncology and internal medicine, vaccines (list...)
Revenue Increase10,855.0 million (US$170 million) (2009–2010)
Number of employees
1,840 (2010)[2]
Website www.aventispharmaindia.com

Aventis Pharma Limited, headquartered in Mumbai, is a part of Sanofi-Aventis group.[3] Sanofi-Aventis and its wholly owned subsidiary Hoechst AG, are the major shareholders of Aventis Pharma Limited. Its manufacturing portfolio contains medicines for several therapeutic areas including cardiovascular, thrombotic, metabolic disorders, oncology, disorders of the central nervous system, internal medicine.[4] Its primary business is medicines in the dosage forms of liquid injectables, tablets, capsules, ointments, drops and syrup.[5] In July 2003, company launched Lantus, the world's first and only once a day insulin.[6]


Aventis Pharma Limited was incorporated in May 1956 under the name Hoechst Fedco Pharma Private Limited.[7] Over the years, its name was changed to Hoechst Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, Hoechst India Limited and Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited.

As of August 2012, it is part of Sanofi.


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