Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL), Kasauli is the National Control Laboratory for testing of Immunobiologicals (vaccines and antisera) meant for human use in India. The lab has been established as per the provisions of the Drugs & Cosmetic act 1940 and rules there under.

The lab has the mandate of National Regulations of Vaccines produced indigenously for domestic market, immunization programme of the Govt. of India, export and for those imported to the country.

The laboratory has the documentation system in accordance with the standards ISO/IEC 17025:2005. The lab is NABL accreditated in the field of biological and chemical testing since 2008. The lab receives around 7000 batches of Immunobiologicals per year for testing & /or pre-release certification.


Mr. Sushil Kumar Sahu is Director of Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli (H.P.), which is the apex National Control Laboratory for testing & pre release certification of immunobiologicals i.e. Vaccine and Antisera (meant for human use) in India. He did his M.Sc. (Microbiology) in the year 1993.

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