Small Island Big Business

Small Island Big Business
Leveraging on Mauritius’ long standing reputation as one of the world’s finest hospitality destinations, leading hospital groups are setting up multi-speciality hospitals and specialised medical centres there, finds out Nancy Singh

US FDA clears Lupin’s Mandideep facility
Mumbai based pharma major Lupin announced that it has received official communication from the US FDA on the satisfactory resolution of the Warning Letter issued earlier to its Mandideep site

Lotus Academy to begin specialized pharma courses by March 2010
Bangalore – based three year old clinical research organization Lotus Clinical Research Academy (LCRA) has taken a quantum initiative in pharmaceutical education

Glenmark Generics gets TA for Trandolapril, Verapamil hydrochloride ER tabs
Glenmark Generics Inc., USA (GGI), a subsidiary of Glenmark Generics Ltd (GGL), announced that it has been granted tentative approval by the US FDA for trandolapril and verapamil hydrochloride extended-release tablets, its generic version of Abbott’s Tarka┬« tablets

Wockhardt gets US FDA approval for antibacterial Levofloxacin
Wockhardt has received tentative approval from the US FDA for marketing 250mg, 500mg and 750mg tablets of Levofloxacin, which is used for treatment in a broad spectrum of bacterial infections

Troikaa Pharma to enhance marketing capabilities
Ahmedabad based mid sized pharma company Troikaa Pharmaceuticals is enlarging its marketing presence both in domestic and international markets

Pharma companies clock growth in Q3 2010
Hikal clocked net sales of Rs119.9 crore; with a profit after tax (PAT) of Rs14.4 crore for the third quarter (Q3) ended 31st December, 2009

Suven secures two product patents in China and Russia
Suven Life Sciences (Suven) announced that two product patents were granted in China (100378108 and 100378109) and Russia (2325392 and 2340619) corresponding to two of their new chemical entities (NCEs) for the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases and these patents are valid until 2023 and 2024 respectively

Event Brief

ISCR hosted 3rd annual conference in Bengaluru
The third annual conference of Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) in Bengaluru, themed ‘Science, Business and Society also saw the launch of its first journal for the clinical research industry titled ‘Perspectives in Clinical Research’ comprising insights of the best minds in the space with new views on the clinical research landscape

Ethics takes centre stage at The YRG CARE Bioethics Symposium
Ethics is about what we ought or ought not to do. Bioethics is one branch of ethics. Since the 1970s the term has been used to refer to the study of ethical issues arising from the biological and medical sciences

NPPA seeks co-operation of industry on price control issues
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has sought cooperation from the industry to manage the existing issues including the non availability of highly price controlled drugs in the market and the requirement of more production data from the industry for better price control and monitoring activities