Visionary aims ahead

Visionary aims ahead
In a bid to enhance Singapore’s position as a global business centre and to grow the economy, the Economic Development Board is trying to attract Indian pharmaceutical companies to set up their base in this region. Usha Sharma analyses a few initiatives launched by EDB

Merck outlines strategy post Schering-Plough merger
Merck recently outlined its global strategy following the completion of Merck’s merger with Schering-Plough Corporation. The new Merck, operating as MSD outside the US and Canada is a global healthcare leader aimed at providing innovative, distinctive products and services that save and improve lives, while satisfying customer needs and creating long-term shareholder value

Astec LifeSciences set to grow, raises IPO
Astec LifeSciences has chalked out its expansion plans. The company has plans to invest approximately Rs 50 crore for its existing facilities’ expansion

Dr Batra’s spreads awareness on psoriasis
Dr Batras’ Positive Health Clinic Private (DBPHCPL) has taken the initiative of spreading awareness about psoriasis on the occasion of World Psoriasis Day on 29th October 2009

Glenmark Generics launches its first four products in UK
Glenmark Generics Europe (GGEL), Glenmark Generics’s (GGL) UK subsidiary has launched its first four products in the United Kingdom

Aurobindo gets two new registrations from South Africa MCC
Aurobindo Pharma has received South Africa Medicines Control Council (MCC) approval to manufacture and market auro-ampicillin 500mg and 1000mg injection of ampicillin sodium for anti-infective segment and Auropidone 0.5mg risperidone for central nervous system therapeutic segment products in South Africa

Deccan Healthcare raises Rs 15 crore from Nexus Venture Partners
Deccan Healthcare, an innovative products company in the Indian health and wellness market has received Rs 15 crore investment from Nexus Venture Partners, India’s leading Venture Capital firm

‘Packaging industry will be seen as dominant’
M Gandhi, Managing Director, UBM India, speaks about the expected footfall at P-MEC 2009, and the dominant trends in the industry, to Express Pharma

Indian Pharma Summit, to showcase India to the global World at P-MEC ’09
Over the last decade the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry has grown by leaps and bounds, emerging as a global pharma hub and a destination of choice for new drug discovery, R & D and manufacturing

Event Brief

IBM-Express Pharma Knowledge Exchange, a success
The Indian pharmaceutical industry is rapidly evolving in its niche in the global market but needs to update to advanced technology tools if it is to meet with the increasing regulatory requirements

CPhI Worldwide shows way to CPhI India 2009
Returning confidence across the global pharma ingredients and services sector was marked by the buoyant CPhI Worldwide 2009 and co-located exhibitions – ICSE, P-MEC and BioPh, held sunny Madrid from October 12-15, 2009

Pre Event
MakroCare to organise free Webinar on Pharmacovigilance (Europe Focus)
MakroCare recognizes the need to continuously educate Clinical Research, Drug Safety, and Medical professionals in the field of Pharmacovigilance (PV). With this need in mind, MakroCare presents a free Webinar on PV November 27, 2009 from 04:00 to 5:30 p.m. IST.