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)

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Chart

Success Stories

G42 Healthcare Testimonial

"The UAE is a young, agile nation with a dynamic landscape perfect forAI-powered start-ups, SMEs, and MNCs. Its favorable taxation framework, forward-thinking leadership and ease of doing business help businesses thrive. In alignment with its Centennial 2071 plan, the nation is creating a roadmap to be an early adopter of AI in five key sectors – healthcare, energy, logistics and transport, tourism and hospitality, and cyber security. We at G42 Healthcare are committed to leveraging this growing ecosystemwith transformative partnerships and solutions, helping the nation transition from sick care to heath care"

Ashish Koshy
CEO, G42 Healthcare

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