Malayala Manorama
December 12, 2002

National Award for Sami Labs


The DSIR National Award for Research and Developmental activities is awarded to Sami Labs Ltd. Bangalore. This Award is for the Research and development efforts in Chemical and allied Industrial sector. Mr. B.S. Rawat, Minister of State in the Department of Science & Technology, presented the Awards in a function at New Delhi.

This award is for developing five new products. This is the17th award received by Sami Labs. The company has eight US patents, 15 other patents are pending. Nine percentage of the total income of the company is spent on research and developmental activities.

It was started as a herbal extracts company in 1991. Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Chairman & Managing Director of Sami Labs Ltd is a Malayalee. Their products are mainly targeted on US market. The company has offices at Cochin, Kunigal, Nelamangala, Mysore and Singasandra. Sami started with 4 workers and has strength of 800 now. It’s annual income is 65 crore now. “It is just because of insurance of the quality, our products have captured the US market” Dr.Majeed said. Some of their products are introduced in Indian market also.