Indian pharmaceutical industry has tremendous potential to grow from the current levels

February 19th, 2010|

A highly organized sector, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is estimated to be worth $4.5 billion, growing at about 8% to 9% every year.

Life science firms up hirings

January 8th, 2010|

As domestic pharma and life science companies aggressively scale up their R&D capabilities to meet the rising demand for clinical research from global majors, they are back in the job market to scout and woo talent with attractive salary packages.

Dishman sees Crams biz growing 20 percent

January 5th, 2010|

Dishman Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, the Ahmedabad-based leading player in the contract research and manufacturing services (Crams) space, is expecting growth of about 20% in the segment starting next fiscal.

Small players account for 40 percent of pharma ind

December 30th, 2009|

Few outside the recently developed township of Baddi in Himachal Pradesh will know Arun Rawat or his drug manufacturing company Kanha Biogenetic Laboratories. But this first-generation entrepreneur, who ventured into the drug-making business just five years ago, produces medicines for such majors as Wockhardt, Ajanta Pharma and Ind-Swift, to name a few.

Indian drugmakers leap ahead with Big Pharma

December 21st, 2009|

Big Pharma made this a big year for Indian drugmakers. As multinational companies sought ways to cut costs and grow revenues, they ramped up their outsourcing programs and partnerships–and that has helped push sales growth past 20 percent for India's leading drugmakers, such as Ranbaxy Laboratories, Cipla, Dr Reddy's Laboratories, and Aurobindo Pharma, according to the report.

Outsourcing steroid for Indian pharma firms

December 20th, 2009|

Global multinational drug companies need to outsource manufacturing to low-cost destinations like India has turned out to be a boon for leading drug companies in India such as Ranbaxy, Cipla, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and Aurobindo.

CRAMS factor

December 15th, 2009|

Piramal Healthcare, India's fourth-largest pharmaceutical company by revenue, has seen its contract research and manufacturing services (CRAMS) business fare badly in the past year or so. Going by the company's guidance, revenues from the segment, which accounted for about a quarter of its revenues in the first half of this fiscal, could decline through the full fiscal year.

Forecast Looks Good for Indian Pharma Shows

November 8th, 2009|

Momentum is building for the early December staging in Mumbai of the third CPhI India and second P-MEC India pharma ingredients, services and technologies event. A combined total of over 600 exhibitors from over 80 countries are expected at the Bombay Exhibition Centre for the 2009 events, being held on 1 – 3 December. 

India, the land of rising opportunities for Japan

November 2nd, 2009|

India has become a major hub for pharmaceutical companies of the world. An India-strategy is a must for all western companies and is often mandated by their managements.

Growing pharma market makes India a clinical trial destination: Report

September 28th, 2009|

The domestic pharmaceutical market is expected to triple to $20 billion by 2015 from the current $7 billion and move into the world’s top 10 markets.

Big pharma companies join outsourcing queue

August 18th, 2009|

India emerging as a big global destination for contract manufacturing, unlike R&D outsourcing

Low costs a draw for foreign drug makers

August 10th, 2009|

Low costs, high technical capabilities and a skilled work force are making India an attractive destination for research and contract manufacturing of drugs

Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Congress India 2009

August 5th, 2009|

"The Ideas Exchange” successfully launched the inaugural edition of the Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Congress India series last week.

Pharma industry hails survey recommendation on drug prices

July 1st, 2009|

Pharmaceutical industry has welcomed the suggestion of economic survey tabled today in the Parliament, which mentions decontrolling the prices of drugs in the country.

Piramal Healthcare invests Rs 100 cr to expand business, sets up facilities in Ahmedabad, Chennai

June 29th, 2009|

Piramal Healthcare Ltd is expanding its contract manufacturing services to early phase business, offering supplies of clinical trial quantities both in active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and formulation segments.

Big Pharma comes calling to India

June 18th, 2009|

Once despised as a ‘dirty business’, generics are now seen as salvation, and Indian cos as experts.

TCS eyes deals in healthcare space

June 1st, 2009|

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the country’s largest IT services firm, is exploring more avenues in the life sciences and healthcare space as demand from clients gains momentum.

India turns hub of clinical research outsourcing

May 26th, 2009|

India is fast turning into a global hub of cost-effective clinical research outsourcing (CRO), thanks to the adaptation of international regulatory standards. The revenue from this sector is expected to touch $1 billion by 2010. From $70 million pumped in by just a few pharmaceutical companies to India in 2002, the revenue from clinical research outsourcing has leaped to $800 million now, according to industry insiders

Dept of Pharma designs e-commerce project to support SME pharma sector

May 21st, 2009|

The Department of Pharmaceuticals is exploring the possibility of bringing in an e-commerce project to strengthen the small and medium pharmaceutical enterprises.

The outsourcing boom grows for non-core pharma activities

May 17th, 2009|

There's nothing like a darkening economic climate and rising competitive pressures to focus a business's priorities.