Thursday, 13 August 2015

Lupin pharmaceutical firm opens research center in Broward

A pharmaceutical firm from India opened a $13 million facility in Coral Springs, where it plans to create 45 jobs.

Mumbai, India-based Pharma Major Lupin received a $315,000 public incentive package in a deal with local officials and the state after working with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida. The company will conduct research and development work in Coral Springs for inhalation products to treat asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

“We are delighted to be making our mark in South Florida,” Lupin CEO Vinita Gupta said. “With the talent and resources this state provides, our Coral Springs expansion will further strengthen our ability to bring quality, affordable pharmaceuticals to patients in the United States and other key markets globally. The new inhalation research and development facility is a significant step forward in our journey to emerge as a global specialty pharmaceutical player.”
Lupin is the sixth-largest generic drug manufacturer in the U.S. mart, according to IMS Health. It’s U.S. headquarters is in Baltimore. It has a pending deal to acquire New Jersey-based Gavis.

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