Merck India’s manufacturing site located at Ponda, Goa commenced its operations in 1983. Spread across nearly 150,000 sq. m., it has facilities for pharmaceutical as well as chemical manufacturing. In addition to manufacturing injectables and soft gel capsules, Merck India is also the largest manufacturer of Vitamin E in the country and the only manufacturer of the chemicals, Guaiazulene, Thiamine Disulphide and Oxynex ST for Merck worldwide. The Dehydrated Culture Media plant that was set up here in 2008 is the first outside Germany.