The CDTL, Mumbai is one of the National Statutory Laboratories of the Government of India, functioning under administrative control of the Drug Controller General (India), Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. Dr. Raman Mohan Singh is the Director of the Laboratory from 7th May 2015.
The statutory and other major functions of the laboratory include:
Analysis of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Cosmeitcs and Medical Devices manufactured in the country.
The Director, CDTL mumbai Acts as âAppellate Authorityâ as per Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 for the testing of Copper T and Tubal Rings ( Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices.)
Analysis of Import drugs & Cosmetics samples entering through the port offices.
Analysis of Registration samples for approval of site registration as per GMP.
Analysis of New Drugs to get license for manufactring the same.
Analysis of Drugs & Pharmaceutical formulations received as Survey Samples from Central Drugs Standard Control Organization and its Zonal Offices.
Analysis of Drugs & Pharmaceuticals formulations received as national Survey samples from CDSCO or other offices under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Imparting Training to Drugs Analysts deputed by the Government laboratories form time to time.
To undertake anlytical research on standaridization and methodology of Drugs.
To act as Sub-Office/Lab of IPC, in developing standards both of Monographs and Reference Standards development process of Indian Pharmacopoeia.