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|Founder||Desh Bandhu Gupta|
|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Vinita D. Gupta, Chief Executive Officer ; Nilesh Gupta, Managing director  Dr Kamal Sharma, Vice Chairman |
|Products||Pharmaceuticals, branded and generic drugs,|
$2.55 billion USD (2016-2017)
|$721 million USD (2016-2017) |
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , Kyowa Pharmaceutical Industry Co. Ltd, I’rom Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Pharma Dynamics, Multicare Pharmaceuticals, Generic Health Pte. Ltd. Hormosan Pharma GmbH Nanomi B.V., Laboratorios Grin, Medquimica, Biocom Russia, Temmer Germany|
Lupin Limited is a transnational pharmaceutical company based in Mumbai. It is the seventh-largest  company by market capitalization; and the 10th-largest generic pharmaceutical company by revenue  globally.
History and evolution
Lupin was founded in 1968 by Desh Bandhu Gupta, then an Associate Professor at BITS-Pilani, Rajasthan. Named after the Lupin flower because of its inherent qualities and what it personifies and stands for, the company was created with a vision to fight life-threatening infectious diseases and to manufacture drugs of the highest social priority. Gupta died on 26 June 2017 and was replaced as chairman by his wife, Manju Deshbandhu Gupta.
Lupin first gained recognition when it became one of the world’s largest manufacturers of tuberculosis drugs. The company today has a significant market share in key markets in the cardiovascular (prils and statins), Diabetology, asthma, pediatrics, CNS, GI, anti-infectives and NSAIDs therapy segments. It also has a global leadership position in the anti-TB and Cephalosporin segments.
Lupin’s foray into advanced drug delivery systems has resulted in the development of platform technologies that are being used to develop value-added generic pharmaceuticals. Its manufacturing facilities, spread across India and Japan, have played a critical role in enabling the company realize its global aspirations. Benchmarked to International standards, these facilities are approved by international regulatory agencies including the US FDA, UK MHRA, Japan’s MHLW, TGA Australia, WHO, and the MCC South Africa.
Research and development
Lupin’s research program covers the entire pharma product chain. The company’s R&D program is headquartered in the Lupin Research Park located near Pune that houses over 1400 scientists. Lupin’s R&D covers:
- Generics Research
- Process Research
- Pharmaceutical Research
- Advanced Drug Delivery Systems (ADDS) Research
- Intellectual Property Management
- Novel Drug Discovery and Development (NDDD)
- Biotechnology Research
Lupin’s businesses encompass the entire pharmaceutical value chain, ranging from branded and generic formulations, APIs, advanced drug delivery systems to biotechnology. The company’s drugs reach 70 countries with a footprint that covers advanced markets such as USA, Europe, Japan, Australia as well as emerging markets including India, the Philippines and South Africa to name a few.
Key markets and businesses
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. (LPI) ], the company's US subsidiary is a $891 million enterprise. It has a presence in the branded and generics markets of the US. In the branded business, Lupin operates in the CVS and Pediatric segments. The company is the market leader in 28 products out of the 77 products marketed in the US generics market, of which it is amongst the Top 3 by market share in 57 of these products (IMS Health, December 2014): Suprax (Cefixime), a paediatric antibiotic, is Lupin’s top-selling product here. Other products in Lupin's branded portfolio include Antara< (Fenofibrate), Locoid lotion, Alinia (Nitazoxanide) and InspiraChambers (Anti-static valved holding chamber). The company is also the 5th largest and fastest growing generics player in the US (5.3% market share by prescriptions, IMS Health). Lupin's US brands business contributed 9% of total US sales whereas the generics business contributed 91% during FY 2014-15.
India Region Formulations (IRF)
Lupin’s IRF business focuses on Lifestyle diseases and Chronic disease therapy segments, particularly in Cardiology, Central Nervous System (CNS), Diabetology, Anti-Asthma, Anti-Infective, Gastro Intestinal and Oncology. The IRF business contributed 24% of the company’s overall revenues for FY 2014-15, growing by 20% and recording revenues of ₹29,676 million (US$430 million) for FY 2014-15 as compared to ₹24,794 million (US$360 million) for FY 2013-14.
It has 12 manufacturing plants and 2 Research plants in India, as Jammu(J&K),Mandideep & Indore(Madhya pradesh), Ankaleswar & Dabasa (Gujarat), Tarapur, Aurangabad and Nagpur (Maharashtra), Goa, Vizek and Sikkim; where research centre at Pune and Aurangabad. Among these the baby plant is Nagpur plant which will the biggest formulation unit for Lupin in coming year.
Lupin’s focus in the European Union encompasses Anti-Infectives, Cardiovascular, and CNS therapy areas, along with niche opportunities in segments like Oral Contraceptives, Dermatology and Ophthalmics. The company’s presence in France is by way of a trade partnership; in Germany, it operates through its acquired entity Hormosan Pharma GmbH. ] (Hormosan); while the UK business is a direct-to-market initiative.
Lupin is the fastest-growing Top 10 generic pharmaceuticals player in Japan (IMS). It operates in Japan through its subsidiary, Kyowa Pharmaceutical Industry Co. Ltd. (Kyowa), a company acquired in 2007, and I’rom, Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd (IP), acquired in 2011. Kyowa has an active presence in Neurology, Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and the Respiratory therapy segments. I'rom is a niche injectables company.
In 2014, Lupin entered into a strategic joint venture agreement with Toyama-based Japanese pharmaceuticals company, Yoshindo Inc. to create YL Biologics (YLB). YLB will be jointly managed by both partners and wil be responsible for conducting clinical development of certain biosimilars including regulatory fillings and obtaining marketing authorization in Japan.
Lupin's South African subsidiary, Pharma Dynamics (PD) is the fastest growing and the 4th largest generic company in the South African market (IMS). The company is a market leader in the Cardiovascular segment and has a growing presence in Neurology, Gastroenterology and the Over the Counter (OTC) segments.
Lupin entered the Australian market through its subsidiary, Generic Health Pte. Ltd. (GH). It subsequently acquired the worldwide marketing rights to the over-100-year-old Australian brand Goanna, used for pain management.
Lupin's Philippines subsidiary Multicare Pharmaceuticals (Multicare), is a branded generic company focused on Women's Health, Pediatrics, Gastro-Intestinal and Diabetes care. FY 2012 also marked its foray into the Neurology segment when it entered into a strategic marketing partnership with Sanofi.
Mexico & Latin America
In 2014, Lupin acquired 100% equity stake in Laboratories Grin, S.A. De C.V. (Grin), Mexico, a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of branded ophthalmic products. This marked their entry into Mexico and the larger Latin American pharmaceuticals market. In May 2015, Lupin entered the Brazilian market with its acquisition of 100% stake in Medquímica Indústria Farmacêutica S.A., Brazil, (Medquímica).
Lupin is a global leader in Cephalosporins, Cardiovasculars and the anti-TB space. The company is also a strategic supplier of anti-TB products to the Stop TB Partnership, with its formulations supplied to more than 50 countries through GDF procurement.
Rgwduen is also a global leader in anti-TB APIs, and is associated with the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program of the Government of India. It supplies to various Government agencies, the Stop TB Partnership and various other international agencies like Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Damien Foundation. Ethambutol, Rifampicin and Pyrazinamide are the company’s top selling TB molecules.
The Lupin Biotechnology Research Group, based out of Ghotawade & Wakad, near Pune is focussed on developing biosimilars. As of May 2013, it has a pipeline of 10 biosimilar products under development, and is close to getting marketing authorization for 2 of its oncology products for the Indian market. Lupin has competencies for the complete development and manufacture of recombinant protein therapeutic products from high yielding and proprietary microbial and mammalian cell culture platforms. The Biotech R&D infrastructure offers a range of product development capabilities ranging from clone development, process optimization, analytical method development, bioassay, formulation, stability studies, non-clinical and clinical studies backed by a sound understanding of regulatory and IP aspects. The company’s biotech development programs are in compliance of and follow IC, EMEA, and Indian Regulatory guidelines.
Lupin established the Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation on 2 October 1988. Its chief objective was to provide an alternative sustainable, replicable and ever evolving model of holistic rural development. It started with a few small rural development projects covering around 35 villages in Bharatpur District, Rajasthan. Its efforts have touched the lives of over a million people in 3100 villages in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand.
Awards and Recognitions
Lupin topped in the India's Most Reputed Brands (Pharmaceutical) list  in a study conducted by BlueBytes, a leading Media Analytics firm in association with TRA Research, a brand insights organization (both a part of the Comniscient Group).
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