Ranbaxy launches dermatological product ‘Lulifin’

January 5th, 2010|

Pharma major Ranbaxy Laboratories today said it has launched a new dermatological product Lulifin in the Indian market. This follows a strategic in-licensing agreement with Summit Pharmaceuticals International Corporation, Japan, Ranbaxy said.

Despite slow growth, US stays drugmaker heaven

January 5th, 2010|

Lilliputs keep cropping up here and there, but can Gulliver be ignored?

Dr Reddys completes phase III trials

January 5th, 2010|

Pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., (DRL), on Monday, announced results from the first phase III trials of its chemical entity, Balaglitazone, an insulin sensitizer used in the treatment of diabetes.

Pharma deals in India: 2009 precursor to what 2010 holds

December 30th, 2009|

For the pharmaceutical sector, 2009 was a year when Indian manufacturing capabilities took centre stage. For the first time, global pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) came shopping for Indian manufacturers. Pharmaquest.biz recaps some of biggest inbound pharma deals this year.

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.

Year 2009: A period of inaction in policy matters relating to pharma healthcare

December 30th, 2009|

Yet another year has also gone by. But the issues related to pharma and health sectors remain mostly unresolved, thanks to the lackadaisical manner in which the government looks at these issues. Several crucial files regarding policies and regulations related to these sectors are still stuck at various government departments with no sign of immediate disposal. The only silver lining on the otherwise gloomy horizon was the introduction of 'Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994' in Parliament at the fag end of the last session of Parliament.

Painkiller biz grows at 20 percent, pharma industry at 14 percent

December 30th, 2009|

Painkillers may help relieve pain, but as with most things, too much of the drugs is bad for health. Some learn it the hard way.

Dr Reddys to strengthen domestic business

December 28th, 2009|

The Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy's Labs is planning to launch new generic drugs in various therapeutic segments to give a push to its domestic operations and get back to among the top ten firms in the country.

Drug firms seeking panacea

December 28th, 2009|

Many shifting focus to emerging economies in struggle to stay afloatMajor Japanese pharmaceutical makers are expediting projects to construct plants and expand sales channels in emerging economies, such as China and India.

Lupin eyes acquisitions to gain market share

December 28th, 2009|

Drug maker scouting for Indian companies specializing in therapy segments such as nephrology and urology

Glenmark to outlicense one molecule in FY10

December 25th, 2009|

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is looking to out-license at least one molecule in fiscal 2010, probably Melogliptin.

Dr Reddys all set to become 3-billion US dollars Company

December 25th, 2009|

From the national independence in the late 40s, the Indian companies have acted in two ways – either forging partnership with a globally acclaimed conglomerate or remaining as the raw material supplier to any multinational corporation. But now, it seems, those days are gone and Indian companies are desirous to capitalize on the changing worldwide fiscal scenario and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Indian pharma major, is set to be the vanguard. How?

2009 Cheers and Jeers for Pharma

December 25th, 2009|

Its pharma's turn to take center stage. Here's a look back at the highs and lows of what happened in 2009.

Eisai to make AP facility as global R&D hub

December 25th, 2009|

Japanese pharma major Eisai Co, said its Visakhapatnam facility will emerge as the global hub for R&D, formulations and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) manufacturing in the years to follow.

French Pharma firm targets U.S., Europe markets

December 25th, 2009|

French drug manufacturing giant Sanofi-Aventis is stepping up its presence in the nonprescription drug market in the United States and Europe.

Top drug firms take in-licensing route to up sales

December 21st, 2009|

Leading Indian drug majors, such as Ranbaxy Laboratories, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Piramal Healthcare and Wockhardt, are in-licensing popular products from overseas drug makers to boost their domestic sales.

Vaccines enjoy renaissance in pharma industry

December 21st, 2009|

The swine flu pandemic forced pharma groups to develop vaccines as quickly as possible but the market for such disease-resistant products has been booming for years.

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.

Dr Reddys eyes brand buys in Russia, new launches here

December 21st, 2009|

DR REDDY’S Laboratories plans to buy brands in Russia and introduce new products in India as it plans to scale up businesses in key emerging markets, a top company executive said.

Daiichi to use Ranbaxy network in Africa

December 21st, 2009|

After East Europe and Mexico, Daiichi Sankyo, which bought out Ranbaxy Labs Ltd last year, is all set to leverage the latter’s marketing and distribution strength in six countries of Africa. This is the third instance in the last four months where Ranbaxy is helping Daiichi create a presence and consolidate its position in new emerging markets.

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