Dabur's main asset is its knowledge base and the backup of research initiatives through modern science. Dabur deals mainly with traditional Ayurvedic products. We take care to conduct rigorous trials and authentication of processes so that our consumers get the best. Dabur Research & Development Centre (DRDC), set up in 1979 as an independent research organisation, spearheads the R&D activity of the Company.
DRDC is well equipped with the most modern research facilities and more than 125 highly qualified scientists from diverse fields like Ayurvedic doctors, chemists and phytochemists, botanists, agronomists, clinical pharmacologists, microbiologists, food technologists, bio-technologists, oil technologists, oncologists, and so on. We have been involved in developing products for consumer applications as well as highly specialised areas of genomics, proteomics and bio-informatics. Through the ceaseless quest of our scientists in frontier areas, Dabur has been able to mark a presence even in critical aspects of health care like cancer therapy.
Our Research Areas
Dabur Research & Development Centre (DRDC) is not only limited to conducting tests and trials, but carries out research in over 10 diverse areas:
Ayurvedic Research - relating traditional knowledge with modern science
Pharmaceutical Research - developing and testing drugs
Phytopharmaceuticals - getting better resources from nature
Biotechnology - scientific techniques for preservation
Agronomy -- scientific regeneration and propagation
Personal Care Products - developing natural solutions
Analytical - studying and testing active chemicals
Synthetic Chemistry - developing new molecules and intermediates
Oncology Research and Molecular Biology - researching new anti-cancer remedies
New Drug & Peptide Research - developing new drugs and delivery systems
Food Research - developing healthy and natural foods
Clinical Research - studies and tests for total safety of drugs
1986 - Starts experimental and clinical studies on herbal and Ayurvedic formulations, conducting more than 200 validation studies to ensure the quality of ingredients as well as finished products.
1988 - Keeping consumer preferences in mind, develops Hajmola Candy - a candy variant of Hajmola digestive tablets that gives a tangy, sweet-sour taste.
1990 - A modern analytical laboratory equipped with HPLC, HPTLC, GLC set up
1991 - To break into cancer research, DRDC sets up an oncology screening laboratory.
1993 - Strengthens the value of Chyawanprash as an immunity builder after conducting more than 12 clinical trials to validate traditional claims of its immunomodulation properties.
1994 - First organisation in the world to isolate the anticancer drug, Paclitaxel, from the leaves of Himalayan Yew Tree using a unique eco-friendly process that doesn't harm the tree. This facilitated manufacture of cheaper anticancer medicines.
1995 - Taking a lead in beauty care, DRDC develops Vatika Hair Oil, a value-added coconut based hair oil that improves on plain coconut oil.
1996 - Bringing the taste of traditional Indian kitchens to modern households, DRDC develops ethnic cooking pastes branded and marketed as the Hommade range.
1997 - Catering to health conscious people looking for natural nourishment, DRDC develops preservatives-free fruit juices, launched as Real Juices.
1998 - Develops New Livfit for hepatitis B & E virus infections
1999 - Continues with oncology research by developing 2 more plant-based anticancer drugs.