With the objective of giving contract manufacturing a big push, to thrust the growth of the South Indian pharma industry and to boost pharma exports to Africa and ASEAN countries, the southern chapter of IDMA and Pharmexcil organized a two-day conference and exhibition in Chennai from July 3rd to 4th, 2015.
At the event, Pharmexcil and IDMA - with the support of all other South Indian Pharmaceutical Associations - inaugurated the Chennai office of Pharmexcil and had organized a Buyer-Seller meet between the exhibitors and visiting drug importers.
Pharmac South 2015 provided a broad scope to the 250 participating companies to increase their knowledge on new technologies in drug manufacturing; funding and investment options; entering into new strategic alliances with visiting foreign manufactures; and to gain knowledge through seminars on building brands and high performing sales team.
Speaking at the event, S V Veeramani, President of IDMA, said, "As Tamil Nadu is fast growing in exports of pharma drug to countries like Sri Lanka and Africa, IDMA and Pharmexcil felt the need to launch an exclusive office of Pharmexcil in Chennai to support and guide the 350-pharma drug exporters in the southern part of India. Pharmac South 2015 is mainly organized with the objective to educate these pharma exporters on how to double their exports and at the same time maintain highest quality standards."
Revealing some statistics at the inauguration function of the event, Dr V K Subburaj, Secretary, Dept. of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, said that India has become a prime destination for manufacturing of branded and generic medicines with a strong export element.