director
Dr. Arun Bhardwaj
Director
CDL, Kasauli (H.P.)

Dr. Arun Bhardwaj is Director of Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli (H.P.) , which is the National Control Laboratory for immunobiologicals i.e. Vaccine and Antisera in India, which is the apex lab for testing and pre-release certification of vaccines and Antisera (meant for human use) in India. He has did his MBBS in the year 1982 and M.Sc. (Microbiology) in the year 2000.

He was Head of DTP vaccine facility at Central Research Institute, Kasauli till December, 2007 when he took over the charge of Central Drugs Laboratory, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and is Director of this lab to date. He is trained in various aspects of Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and is a trained trainer for Vaccine Quality, through WHO-GTN Training Skills course at Turkey.

His area of interests includes Quality Control of Newer Vaccines (e.g. Combination Vaccines & other latest vaccines) and designing of laboratory as per GLPs. He is a member of Expert committee of India Pharmacopoeia Commission.