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Morepen Labs gets license to manufacture Hydroxychloroquine

21 April 2020 | News

Company has launched range of essential products being required to combat the growing menace of COVID-19

New Delhi based Morepen Laboratories has launched a wide range of essential products being required to combat the growing menace of COVID-19 and to prevent further spread of this disease in the country.

These include non-contact Infrared Thermometers, alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers, Hand Wash, Hand Rubs and Face Masks, all under its umbrella brand – Dr. Morepen.

The Company has also received license to manufacture Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) from State Drug Controller (HP) last week for its Baddi plant in Himachal Pradesh and is working towards commercializing the production of HCQ in both API as well as tablets form. HCQ is a prescription based drug commonly being recommended to Corona patients under treatment for the disease. India is taking a lead in supplying HCQ to the rest of the world including USA. India is the largest producer of HCQ and will continue to retain its leadership position in this time of crisis.

Speaking on the development, Sushil Suri, Chairman and Managing Director, Morepen Laboratories Ltd., said, “The Contagion is spreading fast in every nook and corner of our country. As a result, we are working round the clock to maintain regular supply of all essential items and medical supplies required in the process even during these difficult times. We stand firmly with the Govt. of India and customers with all the vigor and commitment to help fight COVID-19.”

‘Non-Contact Infrared Thermometers’ measure temperature by Infrared rays from a distance without any physical contact with the person whose temperature is to be measured. These thermometers swiftly measure temperature from a distance of 1cm-5cm from the forehead of a person entering any public place like a hotel, airport, factory, office or any religious place. These are widely being used across the world to detect potential Corona carriers. These are battery-operated, handy and easy to use thermometers, which do not require any trained technicians.

The company has also expanded its range of ‘Alcohol based Sanitizers’, ‘Hand Wash’, ‘Hand Rubs’ and ‘Face Masks’ under the brand ‘Dr. Morepen Protect’. The company is manufacturing sanitizers as per Govt. of India approved formula with 70% isopropyl alcohol and has also introduced a product with 83% ethyl alcohol (WHO formula). Further, ‘Hand Sanitizers’ and ‘Hand Rub’ produced by the company also contain moisturizers like Aloe Vera, which helps in preventing hands dryness if applied multiple times in a day. The wide variety of Dr. Morepen hand sanitizers catering to cross section of consumers like individuals, commercial establishments, hospitals and government bodies are being supplied in various pack sizes ranging from 100ml., 200 ml., 500 ml., 1000 ml. and bulk packs of 5 Liters.

Company has ramped up its production base and supplied more than 2 million units of its hand sanitizers already.

Dr. Morepen Face mask (2-ply and 3-ply) are being offered in a pack of five (5) and fifty (50) masks according to the market need.

All the aforesaid products are being supplied to both private and government bodies involved in combat of Coronavirus.

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