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Indoco Remedies plans Rs 125-crore investment

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Posts net profit of Rs 20.3 crores as compared to Rs 18.7 crores for the preceding Jan-Mar quarter

Indoco Remedies has planned an investment of Rs 125 crores for expansion of its sterile ophthalmic facility at Goa and for setting up a greenfield API facility at Patalganga. The investment will also cover an additional pilot plant for finished dosages at Goa, said Suresh Kare, Chairman, Indoco Remedies.

Addressing shareholders at the 68th annual general meeting of the company, Kare said, “This investment, in sync with the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, will be funded through a mix of debt and internal accruals”.

Stating that the company is on a high growth trajectory, Kare pointed out that Indoco’s domestic formulation business was 14.7 per cent as per AWACS data of March 2015, surpassing the industry average of 13.3 per cent.

“Top three brands of the Company, Febrex Plus, Cyclopam and Sensodent-K feature amongst the top 500 brands in the Indian pharma market. During the year, the company launched 19 new products across various therapeutic segments. Going forward, the company will continue to launch around 20 new products every year. The company has re-structured the marketing divisions to sharpen the pattern of coverage of different doctor specialities and have added around 500 MRs, taking the total MR strength to 2800,” Kare said.

During the year, the company received US FDA approval for its sterile ophthalmic facility for the third consecutive time. With this approval, all the three finished dosage and two API facilities are now USFDA approved.

EP News BureauMumbai

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