Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Glenmark to launch 10-12 new products in India, eyes 18-20 per cent growth

Mumbai headquartered drug firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals proposes to launch 10-12 new products in the domestic market during the current financial year (2015-16) and hopes to report a growth of 18-20 per cent, said a top official. 

The Rs 6,600 crore firm in revenues last fiscal, earns over a fourth of revenues from the domestic market, mostly focusing on dermatology and diabetes drugs. The company may also look at acquiring brands or companies aimed at strengthening its market share in t .. 

We are going to launch 10-12 new products in India this year. We have already launched 4 products so far. New product launches would help us maintaining the high growth rate at around 18-20 per cent when the industry is growing at about 12 per cent", said Vasudevan while addressing journalists in Hyderabad on Monday on the eve of launching new oral drug Teneligliptin for type-2 diabetes. 

Glenmark, which currently earns around Rs 100 crore from the diabetes segment with a year on year growth of around 20 per cent, is planning to grow significantly with the help of new product launches going forward. 

"Our new combination drug of tenegliptin and metformin is under clinical trials now. We will launch this product once we get the approvals from the authorities", said Sujesh. 

He said the domestic diabetes drugs market is currently estimated at around Rs 6,600 crore and gliptins account for around Rs 1,200 crore. 

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