• 15 June 2010
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39-41-Wockhardt-Anthem Biosciences-Wyeth India (Now Pfizer India)


MD Mr Habil F Khorakiwala
Business Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology business
Start-up Year Mid 1960s
Biotech Revenue Rs 60 crore
Address Wockhardt Towers, Bandra Kurala Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400051
Tel +91-22-26596258
Fax +91-22-26596801
Website www.wockhardt.in

For  the past four decades, Wockhardt’s forte has been it’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology business which is backed by  top research-oriented technology. The biotechnology unit carved out as a separate  strategic unit. Its biotech  revenues for the year ended  March 31, 2010,clocked at Rs 60 crore. Wockhardt’s pioneering efforts in biotechnology led to the launch of three successful products in the Indian market - Biovac-B (hepatitis B vaccine), Wepox (erythropoietin), and Wosulin (recombinant insulin). The company has also made a breakthrough with Glargine (a novel long-acting insulin). Wockhardt is well prepared to tap the biogenerics opportunity, which is powered by its vision to introduce one biopharmaceutical product every year. This is backed by robust manufacturing, regulatory and marketing infrastructure, offering huge opportunities for outsourcing and potential alliances with biotechnology leaders in the US and Europe.

Its current R&D locations are spread out to Wockhardt – Aurangabad and Mumbai; Negma Laboratories – France; Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals – Illinois, US; and Wockhardt - UK and Pinewood, Ireland.

Anthem Biosciences

CEO Ajay Bharadwaj
Business Contract research services
Start-up Year 2006
Biotech Revenue Rs 53 crore
Address #49, Canara Bank Road, Bommasandra Industrial Area Phase I, Bommasandra, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560099
Tel +91-80-40444000
Fax +91-80-40444020
Website www.anthembio.com

Anthem Biosciences is a Bangalore based DRAP (Discovery Research Alliance Partner) dedicated to supporting research efforts in the discovery of new compounds by pharmaceutical, biotechnology, specialty chemicals, agriculture chemicals and material science companies. Anthem has achieved a revenue of Rs 32.34 crore for its first full year of operation in 2008-09 and reported an annual turnover of Rs 53 crore in 2008-09. The company hopes to cross the target of Rs 80 crore for the current financial year.

With its best in class infrastructure, Anthem Biosciences can do GMP synthesis from milligram to kilogram and multi-kilogram scale. Apart from modern well equipped labs, the company has a cGMP kilo lab and a versatile GMP pilot plant. Anthem Biosciences is located in an industrial park in Bangalore with a built capacity to house 250 researchers. Currently the company employs over 200 people with plenty of room left for adding extra capacity in labs and people. The overall investments in Anthem have been to the tune of Rs 40 crore.

Wyeth India (Now Pfizer India)
CEO Kewal Handa
Business Biologics, animal healthcare products and consumer  healthcare
Start-up Year 2003
Biotech Revenue Rs 53 crore
Address Level 6 & 7, Platina, Plot No C-59, ‘G’ Block, Bandra - Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai 400 098, India
Tel +91-22-26574000
Fax -
Website  www.wyethindia.com

Wyeth India is a subsidiary of  the US-based  pharmaceutical giant, Wyeth and now acquired by Pfizer. It has clocked a a revenue figure of Rs 53 crore  (purely from its vaccine business) for the financial year 2009-2010. In the beginning of 2009, its parent company was in news with its acquisition by  pharma giant Pfizer for a whopping $68 billion thus blending its biotech portfolio with Pfizer’s  pharma product profile. The company has a strong presence in oral contraceptives, folic acid and depilatory cream. It was the first to launch hormone therapy. In the field of vaccines, Wyeth introduced vaccines against HIB and invasive pneumococcal disease in the country. Enbrel, a breakthrough treatment for rheumatoid arthritis; Rapamune, an immuno suppressant for prevention of rejection after renal transplant; Prevenar, a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; and Tygacil, the world’s first glycilcycline antibiotic, are among internationally known products launched by Wyeth in India. The company has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Verna, Goa.

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