Biopharma Industry Movement on COVID-19 Outbreak

Diagnostics Update: The FDA has so far worked with 220 test developers. To date, 17 EUAs have been issued, including the AvellinoCoV2 test. The FDA has also been notified that more than 100 laboratories have begun testing.

3D Printing: The FDA entered into a Memorandum with various organizations that provides a framework for collaboration to facilitate regulatory and basic science innovation with 3D printing technologies to respond to COVID-19.

Diagnostics: BGI Genomics received FDA EUA for its RT-PCR kit for SARS-CoV-2 detection. The test can return results for COVID-19 within three hours. It is intended for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and throat swabs.

Testing Therapies, Antivirals, and Vaccines: Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines business for French pharma giant Sanofi, and Massachusetts-based Translate Bio have partnered to develop a novel messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

CytoDyn filed another round of modifications to its IND and protocol for a Phase II clinical trial with leronlimab in COVID-19 patients in severe condition. The company also reported that the drug had been tested in seven patients with severe COVID-19 under an Emergency IND granted by the FDA. The three-day results after treatment of the first four patients showed an improved immune profile, controlling the cytokine storm.

Vyripharm Biopharmaceuticals is repurposing the development of a novel theranostic platform for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of viral infections such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. This theranostic approach will use radiopharmaceuticals for detection and diagnosis with the ability to incorporate combination therapies to interrupt the replication of the virus, the company said. The therapeutic application will begin with a CB1 antagonist, an anti-viral therapeutic formulation and followed by a short course of radiotherapeutic regimen in combination or in a dose-related response manner.

As reported by CNBC, the World Health Organization officials announced on Friday that the first patients in a “historic” drug trial to test treatments for the coronavirus have been enrolled in Norway and Spain.

Company Actions: BMS, Merck, Pfizer, and Enanta Pharmaceuticals join Eli Lilly, Galapagos, and other companies are pausing enrollment to some clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other companies, such as AbbVie and Amgen, continue to closely monitor their trial sites.

Other Industry News: Cerus Corporation formed a collaborative research group with the aim of optimizing convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients. The research group seeks to define the key characteristics that influence the efficacy of convalescent plasma, including the level and nature of anti-COVID-19 antibodies, optimal collection timing, dosing and how these influence responses to the therapy regimen. Cerus’ INTERCEPT Blood System, a pathogen reduction technology, has approved label claims for SARS-CoV inactivation in both the US and Europe. SARS-CoV-2 is the causative agent of COVID-19 and the genetic sequence is at least 70% similar to that of SARS-CoV, the company said.

Ireland-based Medtronic launched a new online solution to assess, monitor, and triage support for patients concerned about COVID-19 and respiratory symptoms. The company’s new COVID-19 Virtual Care Evaluation and Monitoring solution uses a virtual assistant to evaluate patients through a Center for Disease Control and Prevention guideline-based survey for COVID-19 symptoms. If the user’s symptoms warrant it, the solution connects them to the Medtronic Care Management Services nurse command center, where registered nurses review the patient’s data and either identify recommendations or the need for additional care assessment, based on the CDC guidelines. This could include a recommendation to continue monitoring symptoms at home or to contact a healthcare provider directly.
Clariant Partners to Bring New Biotransformation Technology to India


The team at the signing ceremony with Shri P. Raghavendra Rao, Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals.

Mumbai, India: Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company and Polymateria, has been developing a new standard in biodegradation of plastics, signed a partnership agreement with the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Department of Chemical and Petrochemical, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India. This partnership entails bringing Polymateria's Biotransformation technology to market in India through Clariant's Masterbatches.

Clariant's Masterbatches and Polymateria will work with CIPET's world class testing facilities to apply the biotransformation technology to the local brands and packaging companies, who want to validate solutions for the most highly littered forms of plastic.

At the signing ceremony, Shri P. Raghavendra Rao, Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, said, "India has world leading ambitions to tackle plastic waste. With new innovations such as Biotransformation emerging, we can work with the industry to address these issues."

Niall Dunne, CEO of Polymateria, said, "This partnership agreement reflects that the only way to solve global problems is to accelerate the impact of disruptive technology through meaningful collaboration."

Sambit Roy, Head of LBL India, BU MB, Clariant, said, "We are happy with this agreement and keen to support our clear strategy towards Sustainability. Clariant has an important role to play in creating solutions for recycling and now with this new technology we will also be able to offer biodegradation solutions for fugitive plastics which are left over in recycling stream. This agreement gives us access to the global technology from Polymateria to bring the biodegradation capabilities to the Indian market; while working with CIPET's testing facilities."
Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) to Host 13th Annual Conference in Mumbai

Mumbai, India: Beyond new regulations, increasing participation and enhancing patient safety is the theme of the 13th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) to be held in Mumbai from January 24-25. Held against the backdrop of the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019 launched around a year ago, the event will bring clinical research professionals from academia, healthcare institutions, not for profit organisations and the industry together to deliberate on the road ahead for clinical research in India, as well as new and emerging areas in clinical research. Dr. V G Somani, Drug Controller General India, CDSCO, will deliver the Chief Guest address. Dr. Gagandeep Kang, Executive Director, Translational Health Science Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, will deliver the late Prof Ranjit Roy Chaudhury Oration.

"This year's Conference provides the right opportunity for clinical research professionals to reflect on the year that has gone by and look forward at what more we need to be doing to move the clinical research agenda in the country forward so that our patients have access to treatment for the many unmet medical needs in our country," said Dr Chirag Trivedi, President, ISCR. "India has 16% of the world’s population and 20% of the world's disease burden and yet less than 1.2% of global clinical trials are done in India (source: www.clinicaltrials.gov)." The Conference has four tracks covering Clinical Operations, Medical Writing, Biostatistics and Data Management.

Leading up to the annual conference, six pre-conference workshops have been scheduled for clinical researcher professionals, investigators and students on January 23rd. The workshops will cover Real World Evidence, Risk-based Implementation Strategy, PV Audits and Inspections and Enhancing Site and Investigator Capability among other topics.
Wockhardt: 1st Indian Company to Achieve Approval for Newly Discovered Antibiotics

Mumbai, India: Indian drug regulator, DCGI has approved Wockhardt's two new antibiotics, EMROK (IV) and EMROK O (Oral), for acute bacterial skin and skin structure Infections including diabetic foot infections and concurrent bacteraemia based on the Phase 3 study involving 500 patients in 40 centres across India. The new drug will target superbug like Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is a leading cause of rising antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The size of Indian Antibiotic market is approx. 16,000 Crore, growing at 7 percent and is one of the largest therapeutic segment, with a 12 percent market share of the Indian Pharmaceutical Market1.

"By virtue of its broad spectrum activity against widely prevalent pathogens including MRSA, superior safety over the currently available anti-MRSA agents and its unique properties, I believe EMROK/EMROK-O has a strong potential to effectively address the unmet medical need of the clinicians in the country thereby helping to reduce the morbidity and mortality"- said Dr. Habil Khorakiwala, Founder Chairman, Wockhardt Group.

Antimicrobial Resistance is a medical challenge with 38 percent resistance in India. AMR is a major public health problem globally. India carries one of the largest burdens of drug resistant pathogens worldwide. Infections caused by drug -resistant organisms could lead to increased mortality and prolonged duration of hospitalization, causing a huge financial burden to the affected persons, health -care systems, and hinder the goals of sustainable development. Two million deaths are projected to occur in India due to AMR by the year 20502.

World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2017 has listed Methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) as a 'high' priority pathogen due to high prevalence of resistance, mortality rate, burden on community and health care settings3. In 2018, a national study conducted by the Indian council of Medical research (ICMR ) and Anti-microbial resistant surveillance network (AMRSN) group highlighted the high prevalence of 38.6% of MRSA in India4. A recent Indian study reports that 1 in 6 patients infected with multidrug resistant Gram positive infections die in intensive care units5.

Currently available anti-MRSA agents have multiple side effects such as kidney damage, decrease in platelet cell counts, muscle pain, to name a few6; which limits their use for a longer period and compromise the safety of critically ill patients in the ICU. The patient management is further complicated due to increasing resistance to these agents and drying antimicrobial pipeline.

EMROK / EMROK O are the modern gram positive antibiotic against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infections. EMROK and EMROK-O are the first novel chemical entity antibiotics researched and developed in India with various international collaborations across globe. While the non-clinical and Phase 1 studies have been undertaken in U.S. Europe and India, the Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical studies have been successfully completed in India. More than 50 international publications/posters in top-notch journals/scientific conferences and studies by leading international experts have established that EMROK/EMROK-O represents a truly multi-spectrum MRSA drug with potent bactericidal action against Gram positive, quinolone susceptible Gram negative, anaerobic and atypical bacteria.

Clinical and non-clinical studies have established advantageous safety features of EMROK/EMROK-O compared to older MRSA drugs vancomycin, teicoplanin, daptomycin and linezolid which are beset with unfavourable features of nephrotoxicity, bone-marrow toxicity and muscle toxicity therefore cannot be given in patients with impaired kidney/liver function and seriously ill patients requiring for longer duration therapy.

After a significant gap of 14 years, a new anti-MRSA agent will be made available by Wockhardt as 'EMROK' for the management of resistant superbug.

Due to the combination of complexity of resistance mechanisms expressed by bacteria as well as lack of financial resources to fund antibiotic research, many major pharmaceutical firms have steered away from the antibiotic research in the last 30 years. In such challenging scenarios, Wockhardt Ltd. has invested for more than two decades in developing a strong antibiotic pipeline catering both multi drug resistant Gram positive and Gram negative pathogens and is the only company in the world having five antibiotics against superbugs in the late phase of clinical development. All these antibiotics, because of their promising activity against MDR pathogens, have received US FDA-QIDP status for expediting the drug development cycle. Out of the five, the first two antibiotics -EMROK and EMROK-O have been approved by DCGI recently and will be launched soon.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Receives ANDA Approval for Deferasirox Tablets

Mumbai, India: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc, USA has been granted final approval by the United States Food & Drug Administration(USFDA) for Deferasirox Tablets for Oral Suspension, 125 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg, the generic version of Exjade®1 Tablets for Oral Suspension, 125 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg, of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

According to IQVIATM sales data for the 12- month period ending November 2019, the Exjade® Tablets for Oral Suspension, 125 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg market2 achieved annual sales of approximately $106.4 million*.

Glenmark's current portfolio consists of 165 products authorized for distribution in the U.S. marketplace and 43 ANDA's pending approval with the U.S. FDA. In addition to these internal filings, Glenmark continues to identify and explore external development partnerships to supplement and accelerate the growth of its existing pipeline and portfolio.
Bosch Packaging Technology is Now Syntegon

Waiblingen, Germany: Syntegon Technology is the new name amongst the market leaders in the processing and packaging industry. Known as Bosch Packaging Technology until late 2019, the former Bosch division has recently presented itself as an independent enterprise at the company headquarters in Waiblingen (Germany). Syntegon Technology's business focus is on intelligent and sustainable technologies for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Extending the service range is a priority for the company. Syntegon Technology employs 6,100 people at more than 30 locations worldwide. It posted 1.3 billion euros in sales in 2019. Bosch disclosed its plans to sell the packaging machinery division to a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity and investment advisory firm, in July 2019. The transaction was completed according to plan, with the company gaining full independence at the turn of the year.

Transaction wrapped up on schedule as business development remains stable. The sale of Bosch Packaging Technology was completed on January 2, 2020, as envisioned. Bosch had announced in June 2018 that it intended to sell its packaging division, finding a buyer a year later in CVC Capital Partners (CVC). Bosch Packaging Technology then expanded its headquarters in Waiblingen, Germany, augmenting it with new departments required for the switch. Business developments remained stable in the interim, bucking the trend in the sluggish machine engineering sector. Sales in 2019 came to 1.3 billion euros, matching the previous year's figure.

The new owner, CVC, aims to vigorously develop the company as a whole and expand intra-group synergies. Commenting on the closing of the sale, Marc Strobel, a partner at CVC Capital Partners said, "CVC is delighted to see the transaction completed on schedule. Syntegon Technology has a strong presence in many market segments, great technological know-how, and innovative power. We want to build on these strengths jointly with management and the entire workforce."

Into the future with a new brand : "Processing and packaging technology for a better life!" This is Syntegon's mission statement. The company is determined to improve the lives of consumers and patients with intelligent and sustainable processing and packaging solutions. A new corporate brand was developed over the past few months. The name Syntegon stands for synergy, technology, and focus on the future. The new corporate color green underscores the importance of sustainability and health. The square in the newly designed logo symbolizes a package as well as packaging technology's ability to protect products.

The entire workforce will celebrate the independent company's launch with management on January 16, 2020. The ceremony at the Waiblingen headquarters, broadcasted live around the world, will be followed by events held at the individual locations. Syntegon Technology will share the news with its business partners today. Chairman of the Executive Board Dr. Stefan König takes this opportunity to send an emphatic message: "We are building on 150 years of experience and the 64,000 machines deployed by our customers, and pursuing new avenues of business. Now, more than ever before, we are working on intelligent and sustainable technologies and embracing the collaboration with our business partners in the true spirit of partnership."

Greater flexibility and focus on caring partnerships: This newly gained independence enables Syntegon Technology to be even more flexible. And newly added departments at the headquarters such as Purchasing and IT shorten the distances between in-house units and facilitating interaction with customers and suppliers. Whereas the company had been part of a large corporation with diverse divisions, it can now create a business framework that is an even better fit for the industry. This new setup will enable the company to enhance its profile as a leading processing and packaging company.

Syntegon Technology aims to set new priorities for services. Impelled by the spirit of partnership with its customers, the company is striving to improve its processes. One goal is to reduce response times to customer enquiries; another is to further increase the availability of service technicians. Syntegon Technology is also investing in a customer and technology center at its Waiblingen headquarters. The processing and packaging technology company collaborates with global corporations and regional market leaders, and is determined to offer even more attractive services for mediumsized enterprises and startups.

Intelligent and sustainable technologies: Syntegon Technology has intensified its efforts to develop intelligent and sustainable technologies. Drawing on a deep well of experience in developing and integrating software solutions, the company uses connected components as well as components enhanced with artificial intelligence to this end. It puts a premium on ensuring sophisticated technologies are simple to use. The greater goal is to collect and evaluate data to avoid machine downtime, maximize product quality, and optimize overall plant efficiency.

The enterprise is pursuing two approaches to produce sustainable packaging - one is to use mono materials rather than conventional multilayer films, and the other is to use paper packaging as an alternative to plastic. Syntegon Technology supports its customers on the path to a sustainable future with material testing, machine applications, and innovative packaging designed to meet the requirements of products, transport modes, and regional circumstances. The company has also significantly reduced its machines' energy consumption.

The numbers speak for themselves : A campaign to train the spotlight on Syntegon Technology's new brand is underway. The company is letting the numbers tell the story. Featuring prominently on the website at www.syntegon.com/numbers, these persuasive figures show what Syntegon is all about. The next highlight on the agenda is the Düsseldorf interpack trade fair, where the company will present its fresh, new brand identity to customers in May 2020.
Transgene and NEC Start Two Clinical Trials with TG4050, an AI-Powered Cancer Vaccine for Ovarian and Head & Neck Cancers

Tokyo, Japan: Transgene is a biotech company that designs and develops virus-based immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, and NEC Corporation is a leader in IT and network technologies. They both has recently announced that the first patients have been enrolled in the first-in-human trials evaluating TG4050, a therapeutic vaccine based on the myvac technology and powered by NEC's cutting-edge AI capabilities. In these Phase 1 trials, TG4050 is being administered to patients with head and neck cancer who have a high risk of relapse after surgery and patients with ovarian cancer after surgery and adjuvant therapy.

Transgene's highly innovative myvac technology allows the generation of virus-based immunotherapy within a very short time frame while encoding patient-specific mutations identified and selected by NEC's Neoantigen Prediction System. TG4050 has been designed to target up to 30 patientspecific neoantigens (cancer cell mutations). They are selected using NEC's Neoantigen Prediction System, an advanced AI technology that has already been applied in the field of oncology. The prediction system is based on more than two decades of expertise in AI and has been trained on proprietary immune data, allowing it to accurately prioritize and select the most immunogenic sequences.

Transgene uses its expertise in viral vectorization via myvac to incorporate the selected neoantigen sequences in the genome of the Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) viral vector. The Company has also set up a unique in-house good manufacturing practice (GMP) unit dedicated to the manufacturing of the individualized batches of TG4050 needed for the clinical development of this novel therapeutic vaccine.

"As each patient's cancer is unique, we have developed a therapy that turns their solid tumor's genetic signature into a powerful highly specific anticancer weapon. TG4050 is based on an MVA viral vector that has proven biological activity and has the ability to elicit an immune response against tumor antigens. Our partnership with NEC ensures that TG4050 is benefitting from its world-leading expertise in artificial intelligence and its unique algorithm that is used to select up to 30 patient-specific antigens that allow this novel vaccine to induce a strong immune response. We are convinced that TG4050, which is at the crossroad of immunotherapy and big data sciences, will herald the start of a new era in the fight against cancer," explained Philippe Archinard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Transgene.

"We are excited to enroll our first patients in these trials and see TG4050 advance to the clinic. This is another step closer towards the realization of an AI-driven individualized immunotherapy for each patient. Our unique partnership with Transgene enables us to leverage its significant clinical development know-how and proven viral vector delivery platform. We are hopeful that TG4050 will make a significant difference for patients throughout the world," commented Osamu Fujikawa, Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation. A Phase 1 clinical trial of TG4050 is enrolling patients with ovarian cancer after surgery and first-line chemotherapy. This multi-center, one-arm trial will recruit patients in the USA and in France. Endpoints of the trial include safety, feasibility and biological activity of the therapeutic vaccine. Dr. Matthew Block, MD, PhD, immunologist and medical oncologist at the Mayo Clinic, is conducting the trial in the USA; in France, the trial will be conducted by Dr. Martinez at Toulouse-Oncopole and by Pr. Le Tourneau at Institut Curie.

Another Phase 1 clinical trial of TG4050 is enrolling patients with newly diagnosed, locoregionally advanced, HPV negative, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) that have received an adjuvant (first-line) therapy after surgery. This multi-center, open-label, randomized two arms trial will include patients in the UK and in France. Patients will receive either TG4050 monotherapy after completion of the adjuvant therapy or in combination with the standard of care at the time of recurrence. Endpoints of the trial include safety, feasibility and biological activity of the therapeutic vaccine. In France, the trial is being conducted by Pr. Delord at Toulouse-Oncopole and by Pr. Le Tourneau at Institut Curie; in the UK, the trial is coordinated by Pr. Ottensmeier from Southampton University. Both studies are sponsored by Transgene and are co-financed by Transgene and NEC.
Change in Management in Sanner Group: Ralf Tiemann is the New CEO and Dr Johannis Willem van Vliet is the New CTO

Bensheim/Germany: Sanner – the international supplier of high -quality plastic packaging and components for pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products - renewed its organizational structure. Ralf Tiemann was appointed as the CEO of the entire Sanner Group. He is supported by a three-member team consisting of the new CTO and Managing Director of Sanner GmbH, Dr. Johannis Willem van Vliet, the vacant position of CSO and the long-standing CFO Claudia Tonhäuser.

Sanner is set for further growth. Accordingly, the Bensheim-based company has decided to reallocate responsibilities within the organization. Ralf Tiemann, who has headed the subsidiary Sanner Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging Materials Co. Ltd. based in Kunshan, China since 2008, took over the newly created position of CEO of the entire Sanner Group on January 1, 2020. "Sanner is in an excellent international position to continue on its growth path," says Tiemann. "In addition to investments in the different locations, we will also successively expand our portfolio in the coming years. This includes intelligent solutions for greater therapeutic adherence as well as sustainable, biobased plastic packaging".

Dirk Mähr, member of the management board of Sanner GmbH since August 2015, left the company at the end of 2019. Therefore Sanner GmbH appointed Dr. Johannis Willem van Vliet to the management board last summer. As CTO, he is responsible for production, development and quality. Until the position of CSO is filled, van Vliet will also temporarily assume responsibility for sales, marketing, product management and personnel. As Vice President of Ottobock healthcare products GmbH, van Vliet most recently headed the development department for 2 medical products in Vienna. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering and has many years of experience in research and development as well as production and automation. "This is ideally in line with Sanner's strategic orientation: we want to further strengthen the company in international competition with higher investments in development activities, Industry 4.0 and the expansion of the medtech portfolio," says van Vliet.

Claudia Tonhäuser will continue to be responsible for finance, controlling, purchasing and IT. The business informatics graduate has been with Sanner GmbH for many years and has held the position of CFO since 2010.
Clarivate Analytics Highlighted India as an Emerging Hub for Biologics and Biosimilars

New Delhi, India: Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has released a new report together with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) and ABLE (Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises). Entitled 'India: The emerging hub for biologics and biosimilars', the report features analysis based on insights from Cortellis Deals Intelligence™ and Cortellis Competitive Intelligence™, and it can be downloaded.

The report examines the transformation of the pharmaceutical/ biotech industry from small molecule therapeutics to biotherapeutics (biologics and biosimilars), driven by unmet clinical needs, the inherent advantages of biotherapeutics, and commercial potential. Of the top 10 blockbuster molecules in 2018, only two were small molecule therapeutics and eight were biological therapeutics.

The report was released at the Global Bio-India 2019 in New Delhi by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, and Health and Family Welfare, Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, DBT and other luminaries including Prof. Vinod K. Paul, Member NITI Aayog and Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Limited.

Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology said, "India has 95 approved biosimilars in the domestic market, more than any other country, and market penetration, which is currently relatively low and expected to increase quickly in coming years with the increase in demand by middle class patients."

The Indian pharmaceutical/biotech industry is well placed to capitalize on the substantial opportunity offered by biotherapeutics and includes companies with an extensive pipeline of biosimilars under active development.

Kiran Mazumdar, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Limited, said, "Technological innovation, coupled with economies of scale, are driving India's emergence as a global hub for biologics and biosimilars. In enabling affordable access to high quality biosimilars worldwide, India's biopharma sector can emulate the global leadership achieved in generic drugs and vaccines." Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Chairman and Managing Director, Serum Institute of India, said, "India's contribution and heft in the health sector is growing through novel technologies and innovative science, supported by economies of scale and cutting-edge manufacturing infrastructure to drive new frontiers in health science."

So far, Indian pharmaceutical companies have launched 123 biosimilars and currently have 201 active biosimilars covering multiple indications in the development pipeline. It is likely that drug development will continue to accelerate thanks to the steps taken by the government of India to support the biopharmaceutical industry with the necessary infrastructure, funding, global collaborations to bridge the technical knowledge gap, and further development of regulatory guidelines.

"Efforts by industry and the government will help position India as a leader in biotechnology-based research and a hub for biotech innovation and commercialization," concluded Arvind Pachhapur, Vice President, Clarivate Analytics.
Cadila Pharma Showcased Its Might at CPhI Frankfurt



Ahmedabad, India: Cadila Pharmaceuticals, one of the biggest pharma companies in India and known for innovation and quality, participated in the recently concluded CPhI Worldwide event held in Frankfurt, Germany.

CPhI is one of the biggest pharmaceutical industry buyer-seller meet where pharma stakeholders can come and interact to grow their business. Cadila's International Formulations team and the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) team participated in the event where they talked about their products and expertise. Their products which are heavily based on research and development, got a great response from the buyers. The event was held from 5 to 7 November, 2019 in Messi, Frankfurt.

Leading Cadila's International formulations team at the event, Mr Mahidhwaj Sisodia, Executive Vice President, International Business, said "We are excited to be at CPhI Frankfurt. We are very well poised to serve the growing finished formulations market across the globe. We met delegates from multiple countries and the feedback throughout has been very encouraging."

The next CPhI event will be hosted in Delhi, India from 26 to 28 November, 2019 expecting to see multiple stakeholders attend the event.