R and D

Research and Development

R&D Policy:

To Develop Drug Products with an emphasis on Integrity, Quality, Process Robustness and Stability at an affordable cost to the patients world-wide, in alignment with organizational goals and objectives.


KAPL Research and Development Team is championed and mentored by Managing Director Ms. Nirja Saraf.

Under her leadership and vision, the Formulation Development has evolved into a Research and Development Unit, to align with organization’s mission.

Team R&D comprises of Formulation, Analytical and Packaging Development Scientists with expertise to develop, optimize and analyze various drug delivery systems.


  • Evaluation of new technologies for effective drug delivery systems
  • Interface with marketing group to identify, develop and launch new drug products for domestic and international markets
  • Literature survey as part of Product and Analytical Development
  • Product Development Cycle
  • Analytical Development Cycle
  • Stability Studies
  • Develop specifications for drug substances, excipients, primary and secondary packaging materials and finished drug products
  • Develop Label and product insert artworks
  • Identification of Critical Manufacturing Attributes as part of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation
  • Preparation of Product Development Reports, Bill of Materials, Standard Manufacturing protocols
  • Technology Transfer
  • Interface with QA as Subject Matter Experts in Process Validation
  • Interface with Regulatory groups for filing of new applications for approvals
  • Interface with various groups as Subject Matter Experts for change control which impacts, process and product attributes
  • Interface with Works group as part of making the manufacturing process robust as part of continuous improvement
  • Vendor evaluation
  • Analytical method development for drug product
  • Stability studies to support development and regulatory fillings of drug product
  • Cleaning methods for drug products
  • Method transfers


  • Oral Solid Dosage Forms: Tablets, Capsules and Powders
  • Liquid Orals: Ready-to-use solution/suspension
  • Parenterals
    • Dry Powder Parenterals
    • Small Volume Parenterals
  • Topicals: Ointments, Creams, and Gels
  • Ayurveda (Herbal) Formulations


Formulation Process Capabilities Analytical Process Capabilities
  • Rapid Mixer Granulator
  • Fluid Bed Processor
  • Under driven Conical Mill
  • Tableting Machine
  • Tablet Coating Machine
  • Homogenizers
  • Capsule Dosing Machine
  • Propeller Stirrer
  • Blender Bins
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Dissolution Testing Apparatus with Auto sampler
  • Viscosity Measurement
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometry
  • Photo Stability Chamber
  • Stability Chambers
  • Hardness Tester
  • Disintegration Apparatus



R&D_HPLC Agilent

Granulation Suite

R&D Granulation Suite

Tablet Coating


Dissolution Apparatus

R&D Dissolution Apparatus