Mr. Dilip Surana son of Late Shri G. C. Surana (Founder of Micro Labs ltd) joined the family business in 1985 at a young age of 21 years, and rapidly absorbed the nuances of Corporate Management that grew the company rapidly into a global pharmaceutical enterprise specializing in life saving medicines. His early years in industry were marked by distinguished accomplishments and thus steering Micro Labs among the top ranking companies in the pharma sector. The IMS ranking for the company has improved from over 100 in 1985 to 20 as on April 2012. Micro is also the 11th largest pharmaceutical company in terms of prescription generation.
Under his leadership, the company established world-class state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities covering Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and finished dosage forms as well as infrastructure for new drug discovery.
He instilled the most stringent quality standards in his pharmaceutical enterprise. As a result, Micro Labs has to its credit, all the international regulatory approvals including US FDA, UK MHRA, Australian TGA etc., reflecting the high standards of quality and regulatory compliance of research and manufacturing facilities.
He pioneered the concept of specialty – wise focused divisions in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry and established various divisions that cater to special therapeutic segments in chronic disease management.
- Carsyon – Cardicare specialty division in 1994
- Synapse – Neurology – Psychiatry division in 1995
- Vision – Ophthalmology division in 1998
- Gratia – Dermatology Division in 1998
- Diabetic Task Force – Diabetology division in 2005
- Foresee – Nephrology – Division in 2008
He is a regular participant in various International seminars and summits relating to Pharma industry. He is instrumental in inducting Senior Pharma veterans in the company, to bring in the much needed professionalism in the company.
Recognizing the dynamism and contribution of Mr. Dilip Surana to the pharmaceutical Industry, he has been honored as the ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur of the year 2010’. Besides, Micro Labs is a regular recipient of IDMA Quality Excellence Awards, with a clean hat-trick of 3 awards in 2009, an unprecedented 4 in 2010and three consecutive awards in 2011. Micro Labs has also been conferred upon the ‘India’s Most Admired Pharma Company’ award in 2011.