India's top 10 pharma companies

The Indian pharmaceutical industry is the second-fastest growing industry sector in the country. It has shown a revenue growth of 27.32 per cent (as per the latest data available) to touch Rs 25,196.48 crore (Rs 251.96 billion) in 2006-07.

#1. Ranbaxy
Ranbaxy is India's largest pharmaceutical company with a 2007 turnover of Rs 4,198.96 crore (Rs 41.989 billion) by sales. The deal will create the 15th biggest drugmaker globally.

#2. Dr Reddy's Laboratories
Dr Reddy's Labs, with a 2007 turnover of Rs 4,162.25 crore (Rs 41.622 billion), is India's second largest drug firm by sales.

#3. Cipla
Pharma major Cipla is India's third largest pharmaceutical firm. Its 2007 revenues stood at Rs 3,763.72 crore (Rs 37.637 billion).

#4. Sun Pharma Industries
The Dilip Sanghvi-led Sun Pharma is the nation's 4th largest pharma company at a 2007 revenue Rs 2,463.59 crore (Rs 24.635 billion).

#5. Lupin Labs
Lupin Labs is India's 5th largest drugs firm. Its 2007 revenue was at Rs 2,215.52 crore (Rs 22.155 billion).

#6. Aurobindo Pharma
Aurobindo is India's 6th largest pharma firm by sales. Its 2007 revenues stood at Rs 2,080.19 crore (Rs 20.801 billion).

#7. GlaxoSmithKline Pharma
GSK is India's 7th largest drug company with a turnover of Rs 1,773.41 crore (Rs 17.734 billion) for 2007.

#8. Cadila Healthcare
Cadila's 2007 revenue was Rs 1,613.00 crore (Rs 16.13 billion), which makes it India's 8th largest pharma firm.

#9. Aventis Pharma
Aventis Pharma, with a 2007 revenue of Rs 983.80 crore (Rs 9.838 billion) is the 9th largest Indian drug company.

#10. Ipca Laboratories
At a revenue of Rs 980.44 crore (Rs 9.804 billion), Ipca is India's 10th largest pharma firm by sales.