Glenmark Pharmaceuticals to Set up a New Manufacturing Facility in the US

MUMBAI, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

- The Facility Will be Situated in Monroe, North Carolina, USA

- It Will Manufacture Oral Solids, Injectables and Topicals Over a Five Year Period

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a research-driven, global, integrated pharmaceutical company, plans to set up a new manufacturing facility in the US. The company plans to set up this manufacturing facility at Monroe Corporate Center, North Carolina, USA. The facility will be spread over 100,000 sq. ft (around 15-acre) plot and the company will first begin work on an oral solid unit and thereafter set up manufacturing units for injectables and topicals.

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"Our plan to set up a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the US underlines the fast-paced growth the company has witnessed in a short span of eight years in the US market and our long-term commitment to the country. The US is a key strategic market for Glenmark and it is important for us to have a manufacturing base here to serve our growing business in the country," said Glenn Saldanha, Chairman & MD, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. "Over the next five years, we will make significant investments in this proposed facility and set up three units which will produce oral solids, injectables and topicals. With the setting up of a new facility in the US, we would further enhance our manufacturing footprint making it truly global in every sense of the term," he added.

The company expects to start manufacturing activity by the end of the current financial year FY 2014-15. This facility is dedicated only for the US market and is Glenmark's first manufacturing facility in North America, adding to its list of 14 plants in four countries - India, Brazil, Argentina and Czech Republic. Glenmark, which operates in North America through its subsidiary Glenmark Generics Inc., has a fast growing generics business with a robust portfolio of over 90 products authorised for distribution in the U.S. in niche segments like dermatology, hormones, controlled substances, oncology, and modified release products. The company has nearly 70 ANDAs pending for approval with the USFDA and currently ranks among the top 25 generics companies in the US.

About Glenmark

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (GPL) is a research-driven, global, integrated pharmaceutical company headquartered at Mumbai, India. It is ranked among the top 80 pharma and biotech companies of the world in terms of revenues (SCRIP 100 Rankings published in the year 2013). Glenmark is a leading player in the discovery of new molecules both NCEs (new chemical entity) and NBEs (new biological entity). Glenmark has several molecules in various stages of clinical development and is primarily focused in the areas of inflammation (asthma/COPD, rheumatoid arthritis etc.) and pain (neuropathic pain and inflammatory pain).

The company has a significant presence in branded generics markets across emerging economies including India. GPL, along with its subsidiary, has 14 manufacturing facilities in four countries and has six R&D centres. Its subsidiary, Glenmark Generics Limited services the requirements of the US and Western Europe generics markets. The API business sells its products in over 80 countries, including the US, various countries in the EU, South America and India.

SOURCE Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd




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