About us

Aiming Excellence in Healthcare with passion for Quality & Service.

The Genesis and Journey



Astral had a humble beginning in year 1991 by Dr. Dushyant R. Patel at Vadodara, as a startup manufacturer of import substitution product, Sterile Amoxicillin Sodium - using indigenous technology developed by in house research. Subsequently by facility upgrade with high tech equipment and infrastructure, the company forward integrated into the production of sterile antibiotic powder formulations and thereby established its presence in the pharma sector as one of the state-of-the-art, independent and dedicated facility to manufacture injectable formulations for vide range of Cephalosporin and Penicillin group of products.

Astral progressively consolidated its human resource, Quality Systems and planning infrastructure to evolve as a comprehensive CDMO to multinational pharmaceutical companies for their specialized products of Cephalosporin and Semi Synthetic Penicillin Range, for domestic as well as export segments.

Over the years Astral carved its niche as a preferred CDMO with its core competence in the segment of Sterile Antibiotic Injectable formulations and explored global opportunities to expand its portfolio of customers and market segments for sterile antibiotic injectable formulations on the strength of its unique manufacturing facilities, quality systems, and trained human resource, leading to build partnerships with some of the prominent organizations of regulated market including USA .

During September 2012, Astral – a partnership firm in name of Astral Pharmaceutical Industries till September 2012, was rechristened as Astral SteriTech Private Limited. The change in name was envisaged to emphasize on the core competence and niche activities of the firm – sterile manufacturing with state-of-the-art technology orientation.

SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE

Premier science empowers our passion

INTEGRITY

Honesty, respect and trust guides us

INNOVATION

State-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities

PASSION FOR HELPING PATIENTS

Achieving 100% customer satisfaction

TEAMWORK & MUTUAL RESPECT

Shared dedication drives successful collaborations

GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT

Commitment and opportunity inspire purposeful contribution

History


  1. Astral Pharmaceutical Industries- was set up as a SSI unit with manufacturing facility for Sterile API Amoxicillin Sodium IP/BP, based on the Indigenous Know How.
  2. Forward integration to sterile powder formulation facility having captive consumption of API.
  3. Strategic positioning as CDMO - Contract Development Manufacturing Organization
  4. Best SSI unit in Gujarat by Federation of Gujarat Industries.
  5. Exemplary SSI unit and Good Housekeeping Unit Award from Vadodara Chamber of Commerce and Industries VCCI.
  6. WHO GMP certification after the inspection by CDSCO.
  7. National Award and Certificate of Excellence as outstanding small-scale entrepreneur for the year 1995-96 by then President of India Late Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma.
  1. Established greenfield project for the state-of-the-art and dedicated facility for Cephalosporin range of sterile powder injectable formulations.
  2. Indian Drug Manufacturers Association confers Astral with "IDMA - Quality Excellence Award".
  3. Receives accreditation/approval from Health Canada, Romania, ANVISA-Brazil, MCC-South Africa, TGA Australia, Ukraine.
  4. Co-develops and files 11 ANDAs for US market.
  5. Successful Pre-Approval Inspection from US FDA, CDER for both manufacturing block – Semi Synthetic Penicillin (SSP) & Cephalosporin.
  1. The partnership firm ASTRAL PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES was rechristened and incorporated as a private limited company in the name and style of Astral SteriTech Private Limited, in September 2012.
  2. Establishes new Microbiology Lab
  3. Total count of approved co-developed and/or independently developed US ANDAs reaches 15.
  4. Establishes new Microbiology Lab
  5. Capacity enhancement and technology upgradation for both the manufacturing blocks was completed to enhance the compliance to cGMP, automation and productivity.

The Heritage of Excellence




The successful track record of close to 30 years with continuous and comprehensive involvement in operations and leading from front, Dr. Dushyant R. Patel, the founder and CMD of the company has provided vision and wisdom to carry on the passionate journey for newer milestones in the pharma sector which offers global platform with newer challenge and opportunities. Emphasis on quality, continuous technology upgradation and compliance orientation shall be the torch bearers in all future endeavors of the company.

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Mission

To remain focused on consolidating our systems, research orientation and human resource to meet the ever up scaling global regulatory compliance and thereby remain competent to explore global opportunities to sustain the growth of company as well as contribute to the cause of human beings, society in general and environment.

Values

As the company name signifies – ASTRAL stands for magnanimity and symbolizes the skyline full of cosmic icons. Carrying on this value system with the same spirit and drive company endeavors to sustain the culture of professional ethics, harmony, integrity, fair practices and serve the humanity under the noble profession of pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

Our Team


Dr. Dushyant R. Patel

Chairman & Managing Director

Jay Patel

Joint Managing Director

Heads Business Development and oversees long-term strategic projects for Astral. Assess the current state of the business development functions across the processes, procedures and systems and identify new opportunities and developments in all areas.

Ketan Naik

Executive Director

Heads the production and contract manufacturing operations at Astral +38 years of experience in pharma industry and has been with Astral since 19 years


Trupti Bhagat

Director Quality

Heads Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Regulatory affairs at Astral. +22 years of experience in quality management and regulatory affairs in pharma industry and has been with Astral since 20 years