Our purpose is to create innovative medical solutions to enhance the lives of people around the world in an ethical and sustainable manner.
Douglas Pharmaceuticals is a New Zealand success story. We are an established pharmaceutical company with a reputation for high developmental and manufacturing standards, quality products and outstanding customer service.
Douglas employs over 700 people and exports products to more than 40 countries around the world. Douglas is New Zealand’s largest family-owned healthcare company, with one site in Auckland, New Zealand and one in Nadi, Fiji.
We work hard to be the best at every level and that effort has been recognised through the variety of awards we have achieved.
- 2016 Overall Supreme Winner in the AMCHAM (The American Chamber of Commerce in NZ) awards,
- AMCHAM Best Large International Export Award,
- TIN (Technology Investment Network) EY ‘Top 10 to Watch’ – 2016, 2017 and 2018, 2022 and
- 2018 finalists in the New Zealand International Business Awards (Best Large Business category) run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.
The New Zealand Advantage
In New Zealand there are financial incentives to work in this part of the world along with faster regulatory pathways and IP advantages.Learn more
Research & Development Tax Incentives
There are Research and Development tax incentives to work in New Zealand combined with faster clinical ethics pathways, making your project more cost effective to produce in this part of the world.
A 15% development tax credit – payable in cash to NZ subsidiaries of foreign entities – is available on any eligible R&D expenditure in New Zealand undertaken with an Approved Research Provider. Douglas is an Approved Research Provider, and we expect most CDMO work undertaken with us would be eligible for the tax credit. Unlike Australia, IP created in New Zealand remains with the project owners and can be taken offshore when required without risk of claw back of tax incentives and imposed penalties.
We can assist with putting you in contact with local NZ tax advisers to confirm your individual circumstances.Visit ird.govt.nz