Our Story

Althea DRF Lifesciences is a multifaceted healthcare and wellness company with a partner driven approach to deliver innovative solutions to a range of healthcare sectors. The company was set up in 2008 as the vision of Dr. Anand C. Burman. He envisaged the revitalization of India’s healthcare and wellness space by combining the knowledge of Ayurveda with rigors of pharmaceutical product development. At the core of our business, we seek to combine our partner’s scientific expertise with our own capabilities of delivering scalable and reliable solutions to each stakeholder in the life-cycle of wellness products.

To complement our vision of providing holistic solutions to healthcare and wellness challenges, our services cover all of the critical stages in the production-cycle of medicinal products ranging from development research and clinical testing to manufacturing. Additionally, we offer a range of consulting and compliance services to help third party manufacturers abide by legislative and high-quality standards. Consequently, we maintain a diverse range of partners with a strong foothold across healthcare sectors and a diverse product catalogue to maximize our cross- sectoral impact.

The Management

Dr. Anand Burman


Dr. Burman holds a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Kansas. Dr Burman set up the pharmaceutical division for Dabur India in 1989 and he is a prominent and respected figure within the international oncology industry.

Dr. Manu Jaggi


Doctorate in Cancer biology from NII and a Post graduate in pharmaceutical science (gold medalist) Dr Jaggi is a seasoned scientific leader bringing over 30 years of experience in discovery research and advanced preclinical drug development.

Dr. Anu T. Singh

Chief Mentor

Doctorate in tumor biology from AIIMS and Post doctoral research in signal transduction alterations in adenocarcinomas at NII, Dr Anu is a seasoned scientific leader with over 30 years of experience in new drug discovery and early preclinical drug development.

Mr. Aditya Burman


Mr. Aditya Burman - Degree holder in Chemistry from University of Kansas, USA, Mr Aditya Burman is a well-known name in healthcare industry with his turn-around results with Oncquest Laboratories since 2008 in his exclusive role as Director. Mr Burman is the driving force behind the global business strategy for Althea DRF.

Our Team

Althea has a team of over 100 passionate experts recruited from the top 5 Universities of India, having over 100 years of cumulative management experience in preclinical research

Journey So Far

  • 1979

    Incorporated as a part of
    Dabur India Ltd to serve its R&D

  • 2008

    Althea Lifesciences Incorporated

  • 2009

    Expansion into therapeutic
    areas other than Oncology

  • 2012

    Expansion of GLP CRO services

  • 2014

    Animal facility established

  • 2015

    ISO & GMP Certification

  • 2016

    SIRO Recognition by DSIR

  • 2017

    GLP Accreditation

  • 2018

    AAALAC Accreditation

  • 2019

    Althea Lifesciences rebranded
    to Althea DRF Lifesciences

  • 2020

    Incorporation of DRF
    Althea Life Sciences UK