India’s Dr. Datsons Labs Ink Marketing And Supply Agreement with Yemen’s AL-MUGDH PHARMA to sell its drugs in YEMEN

India’s Dr. Datsons Labs Ink Marketing And Supply Agreement with Yemen’s AL-MUGDH PHARMA to sell its drugs in YEMEN. Dr. Datsons Labs to export Anti-Malarial Drugs worth 80 Crore to Yemen, deal to boost Dr. Datson’s export business. 

Dr. Datsons Labs Ltd, India and AL-MUGDH PHARMA of Yemen have signed a licensing, distribution and supply deal, under which the distribution company will market Anti-Malarial Drugs. Dr. Datsons Labs Ltd, HSL Code: AANLIF, BSE Code: 533412, NSE Symbol: DRDATSONS,ISIN INE928K01013 should trade higher after entering into a binding Memorandum of Understanding with Almugdh Pharma, Yemen to distribute its anti-malarial product. Shares of Dr.Datsons Labs Limited was last trading in BSE at Rs.6.70 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 6.97. Once the darling of the stock market, Dr. Datsons Labs has been on a series of downfalls following the market conditions. Experts believe that with the new Management at the helm effected by the Board this month, some aggressive actions may be noticed including the deals underway with overseas companies for capital inflow.  The Company is also looking to widen its product basket to cater to the regulated & semi regulated market.

According to Mr. Sameer Talim, CEO, Dr. Datsons Labs Ltd, “the talk between the two companies was going on for the last six months & there are certain regulatory aspects that need to be addressed before the commercialization of the 5 products to be exported to AL-MUGDH PHARMA. These products include Codeine Phosphate U.S.P. 30 mg , ARTESUNATE 100 MG + AMODIAQUINE 270 MG, MEFLOQUINE HCL 250MG+ARTESUNATE 200MG, ARTESUNATE 50 MG + AMODIAQUINE 153 MG,QUININE SULPHATE 300 MG. “. Dr. Datsons Labs is revamping its factory in Pune to cater to the overseas market. The estimated order for the Yemen is to the tune of 80 crore. We also have a commitment to manufacture Nutraceuticals for Belgium company Eubage which is awaiting for the final clearances.

It may be note that The pharmaceutical market in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and specially Yemen is growing rapidly and is projected to grow into an estimated US$10-billion industry by 2020. There were 46 pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in the GCC and Yemen in 2010. The combined investments of the region in this sector during the same year stood at US$830-million, providing jobs for 8,000 people, yet the region still imports the bulk of its medicines. This industry was growing six percent annually but local pharmaceutical companies have not been able to meet this growth. The GCC and Yemen was currently importing 90% of its medicines. “There are significant opportunities for growth and expansion of this sector in the GCC so that in future it will be able to meet a substantial part of the requirements of the region with the possibility of exporting them to neighboring countries,”

AL-MUGDH PHARMA is Yemen’s leading healthcare firm engaged in import, distribution and marketing agents of pharmaceuticals , medical disposables and medical appliances. Ministry Of Health, Chamber Of Commerce and Ministry of Industry and Trade has recognized AL-MUGDH PHARMA  as one of the leading Pharmaceutical importer , wholesaler and distributors for branded & amp; generic products of major multinationals , & amp; Multinational companies and surgical products , Eye drops & it has a good base of clients, a net of distributors equipped with all facilities and well educated and trained ones.

Dr.Datsons Labs Ltd., formerly Aanjaneya Lifecare Limited, is an India-based integrated pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing capabilities in Contract Research and Manufacturing Services, and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Company focuses on anti-malarial and finished dosage forms (FDFs), catering to diverse therapeutic segments. The Company manufactures second generation anti-malarial APIs like quinine and salts as well as third generation anti-malarial products like Artemisinin-based salts. The Company engages in contract manufacturing for leading Indian pharmaceutical brands namely Wockhardt, Cipla, Zydus Cadila, Lupin and Glenmark, among others.  The Company’s subsidiaries include Eros Pharmachem Pte Limited, Aanj Pharmalabs Limited Fze, Fair Success (Hongkong) Limited and Dr. Datsons Labs Limited (the United Kingdom.…

Indian Pharma Industry Needs a Big Investment Reforms Push from Transformational Union Budget 2015-16 Dr. Rajendra Kamat , VC MD, Dr. Datsons Labs Ltd

Indian Pharma Industry Needs a Big Investment Reforms & Push from Transformational Union Budget 2015-16 Dr. Rajendra Kamat , VC & MD, Dr. Datsons Labs Ltd. Mr. Mahesh Vaidya, Vice-chairman & MD of Dr. Datsons Labs expressed hope that the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will  accord enhanced tax incentives for research and development (R&D) activities in the pharmaceutical sector in the forthcoming Budget to be announced on February 28. In its Budget proposals, the Commerce Ministry has sought weighted average tax benefit of 400 per cent for R&D activities for the sector. 

Midsized companies like us will look at more positive agenda & push from the forthcoming budget & clarity of direction on tax reforms & FDI.

There is an urgent need to boost R&D in the pharma sector. India is the hub of generic medicines. It contributes significantly to the countrys total exports, Mr Vaidya expressed that the industry will get fresh incentives as annually, India exports pharmaceutical products worth $10 billion. The market size of the industry is around Rs. 1 lakh crore.The need for special financial package for the pharma sector has been highlighted in various fora.The pharma sector is a capital intensive sector. Besides R&D expenditure, regulatory requirements require large funds. All quality investments should be treated on par with R&D to provide incentives to the industry, the official added.

Dr. Datsons Lab Ltd, formerly known as Aanjaneya Lifecare Ltd, BSE code (533412) is a vertically integrated company having state-of-the-art; WHO GMP approved facilities for manufacturing bulk drugs at Mahad and finished dosage forms at Pirungut near Pune. It is one of the largest contract manufacturers of codeine based cough syrups in India. The company exclusively manufactures the Codorex Brand of Zydus Cadilla and Codilite Brand of Tablets India Ltd. amongst others.The company raised about Rs. 117 crore from its IPO and the funds are being used to built new capacities along with the refurbishing of Research & Development centre. The new facilities being created as part of CAPEX are using eco friendly, recyclable material and will be rated by LEEDS once completed.The Facilities being established will comply with the latest European & US guidelines. With new capacities to be added in next 6 to 9 months the company will be expanding operations in emerging markets of South East Asia, Africa & South & Central America and its domestic operation in branded generics segment. The company with its manufacturing facilities –in Mahad, Hyderabad and Pune has to its credit many achievements. It is the world’s third-largest manufacturer of quinine salts in the world . Only nine companies globally manufacture quinine salts.One of the largest codeine based formlulations manufacturer in the pharmaceutical sector. One of the largest manufacturer of multi- flavored Lozenges in  medical products in India. The company pioneered the recognition that lozenges represent a stable platform for the delivery of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical ingredients. Dr. Datson’s Nicco Nil lozenge is a first-of-its-kind  hard boiled lozenge remedy for smoking de-addition; its Relacs is a first-time lozenge against insomnia and Arecta Plus, a lozenge variant for Erectile Dysfunction, is a first of its kind . The company has an expertise in opportunity spotting and innovation. The company’s success has been built on a business model that integrates Research, Innovation and Knowledge. The company has invested in building proprietary Knowledge through research and acquisitions. Dr. Datson’s competence has been validated through patents granted by international and Indian authorities. Production of Quinine Sulphate increased 30% in 2011-2012. Sales of Quinine Sulphate grew 45%. Exports increased 250% from Rs 10 Crore to Rs 31 crore. Added 35 international and 50 domestic clients. Completed trials for Bromexine(expectorant)a new API that will be launched in 2012-1023. Highlights 2011-2012 for Finished Dosage Forms. Launched ‘Rancorex’ an in-house codine based cough syrup brand for the first time in its history. received the Kenya PPB GMP approval from all facilities namely lozenges,liquids and ointments. Received registration for ‘Arecta Plus’(a lozenge variant of Viagra tablets)from Sierrs Leone and Libya; received the first export order for this product to be executed in 2012-2013.…