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Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Opportunity Overview & Value Propositions

API is the biologically active component of a drug product (tablet, capsule, cream, etc.) that produces the intended effects.

Value Propositions:

  • Highly competitive energy costs
  • Concentrated demand and potential offtake from ICV participating
  • API essential for UAE supply chain resilience in pharma
  • UAE ranked 16th globally in Ease of Doing Business (WB)
  • UAE ranked #10 globally for world class infrastructure in (LPI)
  • High quality of life attractive for skilled talent
  • 100% foreign business ownership and low VAT (5%)

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42 Mn

Investment size (AED) for a typical facility

1,000 tons

Plant capacity per year


Projected IRR

6 Mn

Projected NPV (AED)

Value Chain

Value Chain Analysis

  • High
    localization in UAE
  • Limited
    localization in UAE
  • Mid
    localization in UAE
Production inputs
Primary manufacturing
Final Dosage Formulation
Primary & Secondary Packaging

Market Size Bar Chart

Global and UAE market size
2022-2032 (Bn AED)

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Success Stories

AstraGene Testimonial

"MoIAT helped us in a big way at the beginning stages of our company. They introduced us to Emirates Development Bank and helped us secure an infrastructure loan as well as working capital which helped us to enhance our production. We were supported by DHA and exhibited at their stand as part of the “Made in Dubai” initiative. ‘Make it in the Emirates’ is an admirable program from the UAE Government. Entrepreneurs in the UAE have a number of unique advantages. The UAE is a stable, peaceful, tolerant, and multiracial country. It is well connected by air and sea (for export and import). There is a great transparency of governance with easy access to government officials. We have an excellent infrastructure and a number of government programs to enhance investment. The most important is the great vision of the country’s leaders with supportive government leaders and officials wanting UAE to be the best country to live in the world".

Dr. Palat K Menon
Founder & CEO, AstraGene

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