The Central Drug Research Institute is a multidisciplinary research laboratory in Lucknow, India, employing scientific personnel from various areas of biomedical sciences. The Central Drug Research Institute was one of the first laboratories to be established in India right after its independence. It is among the thirty-nine laboratories that are functioning under the aegis of the council of scientific and Industrial Research Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India. The research institute was formally inaugurated on 17 February 1951. For administrative and scientific purposes the Institute’s manpower has been grouped into 17 research and development divisions and several divisions providing technical and scientific support.