Preclinical Contract CRO

Althea offers fast, transparent, cost-effective, and drug discovery and development services in Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Toxicology, Eco-toxicology, Chemistry, Environmental Fate and Metabolism, and other regulatory testing requirements. Our experienced and knowledgeable scientists have worked with pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical, agrochemical, specialty chemical, biotech, cosmetic, and veterinary products. With HQ in India, and business offices in the UK, we are committed and aspiring to grow global be the partner-of-choice for our clients.

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Service Portfolio


In Vivo Pharmacology

  • In-Vivo efficacy studies using appropriate animal disease models
  • In-vivo biomarker assays such as ELISA, Histology, Immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR, WB etc..
  • PK-PD Investigation
  • Invasive and Non-invasive pharmacological read outs.
  • Validation of various surgical models
  • New and rare disease model development
  • Dose, route and regime optimization studies

Cell Biology

  • In vitro cell based efficacy screening using validated models in multiple therapeutic areas
  • Comprehensive mechanistic elucidation for various class of test items
  • In vitro cytotoxicity assays for organ toxicity
  • Stem cells based in vitro studies
  • Employment of well-established hallmark end point technologies such as Flow cytometry, ELISA, western blotting, PCR, Microscopy etc.
  • Efficacy testing of products for claim substantiation
  • Wide-ranging panels of Biomarkers in multiple disease and wellness areas


  • Acute & Sub-acute toxicity studies
  • Sub-chronic & Chronic toxicity studies
  • Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity (DART) Studies
  • Neurotoxicity studies


  • In vitro ADME studies
  • Pharmacokinetic studies
  • Tissue Distribution studies
  • PK-PD studies
  • Toxicokinetic studies
  • Biomarker studies
  • Bioanalysis

Formulation Development

  • Formulation Development
  • Lab/Pilot to Commercial Scale Process Development
  • Lab/Pilot batch Manufacturing for study
  • Product Characterization
  • Shelf-Life Evaluation – Stability Study
  • Product Docket Preparation and Technology Transfer
  • Support to Commercial Scaleup and Process Validation

Analytical Chemistry

  • Herbal Product Characterization
  • Dose formulation analysis for preclinical studies
  • 5 Batch analysis
  • Phys-chem studies
  • Residue analysis

Genetic Toxicology

  • AMES Test (Salmonella typhimurium & E.coli)
  • In vitro & In vivo Chromosomal Aberration Test
  • In vitro & In vivo Micronucleus Test
  • In vitro Cell Gene Mutation Test

Why choose Althea

We offer smart, innovative solutions allowing our customers to solve urgent needs based on sustainability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Our services are tailored to fit specific needs and optimize performances while using less resources. We work towards brining speed to the programs of our clients.

All studies conducted at our facilities in India are in accordance with the regulatory requirements of the EMA, US FDA, OECD, AAALAC. Our professionalism and exceptional customer oriented skills have given us a competitive edge and we have become the chosen outsourcing partner for a diverse set of customers.


Science and Technology

Our commitment to scientific research allows us to adapt to the latest technological shifts...


Partnership Driven

Althea’s unique position of being a partner driven company gives us the ability to harness...


Diversified Portfolio & Interests

Althea’s diversified interests make us an integrated healthcare and wellness company...


Innovative Healthcare Products

Althea has always worked towards adding innovation to definition of our name itself i.e. “HEALING”...


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Drug Development

Our established scientific experience and customized, collaborative approach makes Althea the ideal partner for your company to achieve meaningful, high-quality, and fast results.

Together with Dabur Research Foundation, we provide scientific advice in selected therapeutic areas and a range of services easily adapted to your needs. With extensive experience in In Vitro, Ex-Vivo & In Vivo Pharmacology, Exploratory & GLP Toxicology & DMPK.

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Our Partners

Our strong network of partners along with their specialized interests give us a unique positioning in the market, all leveraged through our own research and development infrastructure. We believe in creating an ecosystem of strategic alliances with our partners to help maximize their competitive advantage on mutually agreed terms toward a profitable business for all.

Preclinical Development

Accelerate your Preclinical Development

Althea along with its strategic partner Dabur Research Foundation guides and operates the technical and scientific needs of global biotech companies and pharmaceutical developers during the preclinical phase of research. We provide a solid foundation of laboratory & drug development services, disease models and expertise.

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