Top 10 Pharma Companies Aligned Towards Improving Access to Medicines in Bangladesh

World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that every year over 10 million people—majority of them in the developing countries—die due to limited or no access to medicines and vaccines. Many people also suffer from tropical diseases, like lymphatic filariasis, sleeping sickness, blinding trachoma, etc., for which there are hardly any effective medicines.

Wide-ranging healthcare solutions are thus required to improve the access to basic medicines, and to promote research on spurned diseases. In Bangladesh, the government, in collaboration with the leading pharmaceutical companies, has brought some remarkable improvements in the healthcare sector of the country. This collaboration has resulted in an increased financial flow to address the public health crises. Here are the top pharma companies in Bangladesh that are using their domain expertise for the welfare of the country:
The Top Ten
1 Beximco Pharma

Established in 1976, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited is headquartered in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The company has an extensive therapeutic outreach, which features a strong channel of advanced drugs and therapies in several areas, including gastrointestinal, oncology, respiratory, immuno-inflammation and more. Beximco Pharma was the first Bangladesh-based pharmaceutical company to export pharmaceutical products to USA.

2 Opsonin Pharma Ltd

Opsonin Pharma Ltdis a renowned pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh that manufactures a wide range of certified pharma products covering therapeutic classes, such as, analgesic, antipyretic &NSAIDs, antiemetic & gastroprokinetic, cough expectorants & suppressants, etc.

3 ACI Limited

ACI commenced its operations as a subsidiary of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in the erstwhile East Pakistan in 1968. The company formulates over 550 SKUs, covering more than 250 molecules in 100 therapeutic classes. ACI has also launched advanced manufacturing technologies like Biosimilar (biotech) products, insulin, bi-layer tablet, lyophilized products, hormone products, ophthalmic preparations, and more.

4 Aristopharma Ltd

Aristo pharma Ltd formulates medicines across myriad therapeutic classes, including antiulcerants, antibiotics, NSAIDs, antipyretics, vitamins & minerals, laxatives, cardiovascular, anti-diabetics, steroids, antispasmodics, antihistamines, antipsychotics and antiemetic, amongst others. The company attained ISO 9001:2000 certification in 2005, as a recognition to its quality management system.

5 Incepta Pharmaceutical Ltd.

Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a leading pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh established in the year 1999. The company has a very big manufacturing facility located at Savar and Dhamrai, 35 and 53 kilometer away respectively from the center of the capital city Dhaka. The company produces various types of dosage forms which include tablets, capsules, oral liquids, ampoules, dry powder vials, powder for suspension, nasal sprays, eye drops, creams, ointments, lotions, gels, prefilled syringes, liquid filled hard gelatin capsules, lyophilized injections, human vaccine etc.

6 ACME Laboratories Ltd.

The ACME Laboratories Ltd. is a leading company for manufacturing world-class and top-quality pharmaceutical products in Bangladesh. We are currently producing more than 500 products in different dosage forms covering broader therapeutic categories which include anti-infective, cardiovascular, antidiabetics, gastrointestinal, CNS, respiratory disease etc. among many others.


BIO-PHARMA LABORATORIES PVT. LTD., a company incorporated in the year 1959, is dedicated to cater to the growing nutraceutical requisites worldwide. The company manufactures a wide array of health ingredients for a broad base of clientele. BIOPHARMA defines growth and innovation as a challenge for competitive markets to provide enhanced health services to people, through pioneering Research & Development in accordance with the latest principles to ensure safe and secured wellness.

8 Novartis

Novartis is structured to deliver innovative products, exploit global scale, and respond to new opportunities and risks. Our businesses - Innovative Medicines, Alcon and Sandoz - are supported by functional organizations with global scale. Research and development (R&D) is at the core of our company and central to the Novartis strategy.

9 Gaco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Gaco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a renowned pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing modern generic pharmaceutical products with a vision to serve the nation & its population with high quality medicines at an affordable price. Gaco Started its journey in 1950s by this time The Company produces various types of dosage forms which include tablets, capsules, oral liquids, powder for suspension, nasal liquid, eye drops, creams, ointments & injectables etc.

10 Silva Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Silva Pharmaceuticals Limited has engaged in manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals finished products in the categories of Antibiotics, Analgesics, Anti diabetics, Narcotics, Anti pyratics, Antiin flammatory Drugs, Anti ulcerants, Multi medicines which are sold mainly in local market. It has set up a modern pharmaceutical plant that is equipped with advanced and modern machineries and technology.