“Embedded in Lupin is a formula for growth which fuels creativity, performance and innovation”
It was Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta’s vision and passion which helped him grow a small dream into a large company with a global footprint.
The most advanced pharmaceutical product development
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Lupin is one of the leading Indian pharmaceutical companies engaged in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) business. Our API capabilities are steered by superior chemistry skills, quality-driven and cost-effective manufacturing. Our API business has attracted new customers and expanded to more than 50 countries worldwide.
With a commitment to protect the environment and improve the efficiency of existing processes, we have adopted green chemistry enzymatic technologies, with an intent to leverage our core fermentation technology expertise to introduce new products in the market and spur our growth.
While India itself is a large market, the Indian API industry is primarily export-driven and the past few years have seen it shift in favour of regulated markets. Outside the US, India holds the proud distinction as the world’s leader in Drug Master Files (DMF) applications.
With a legacy spanning five decades, Lupin is one of the few global pharmaceutical companies with a meaningful API business. We remain one of the most vertically integrated companies with a sharp focus on building efficiencies in manufacturing quality APIs and achieving significant global scale. Strengthening the product portfolio, ensuring new customer lock-ins in Advanced Markets like the US, Europe and Japan and cementing newer partnerships in emerging markets like China, Brazil, Mexico, Korea and Russia have been some of our key highlights.
We are consciously investing in adopting green chemistry and enzymatic technologies with a dual purpose of improving efficiencies and protecting the environment. Fermentation technology-based products have been Lupin’s specialty expertise and we are on track to introduce newer products in this field.
Lupin retains its leadership position in the Anti-TB finished formulation supply market. We are the leading suppliers to the Global Drug Facility and the Government of India.
Currently, our Company is developing a range of second line Anti-TB drugs for Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR TB) along with a variety of child-friendly Anti-TB formulations. Additionally, GIB is also paving the way towards introducing novel drugs in the Anti-Retroviral and Anti-Malaria space.
Today’s life is full of challenges and as priorities change our health takes a back seat, taking a toll on our productivity. Our products play a role of an enabler to consumers, to remove or manage health obstacles which can be a hindrance to achieve their goals or aspirations.
Lupin’s P2P business launched several first-to-market products in India and has emerged as a strong and reliable supplier and partner. Our significant products under the P2P portfolio are Rifaximin, Acotiamide and Teneligliptin.
The company also launched the Antihistamine product Bepotastine in FY2018. Acogut (Acotiamide), launched in FY2017, has been acclaimed as one of the best-launched products in the Acute Care segment.
Lupin has currently 5 operational manufacturing sites dedicated to API production.
In addition, we have recently undertaken building of a new Greenfield API site at Pharma City in Vizag, for both Non-Oncology and Oncology APIs to augment manufacturing capacity.
Vinita Gupta is the CEO of Lupin Limited (Lupin) and Chairperson of Lupin Inc., (LI) and its US subsidiary, Lupin Pharmaceutical Inc. (LPI).
Vinita is a graduate in pharmacy from the University of Mumbai and earned an MBA degree at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Vinita has been instrumental in formulating and executing a strategy that has helped the company emerge as a global pharmaceutical powerhouse; amongst the most exciting growth stories in the pharmaceutical industry. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, she has led the company’s global expansion plans. In particular, she founded, led and established Lupin’s largest region, the United States.
Vinita has been regularly named by Forbes Asia in its Top 50 Power Business women listings for Asia Pacific. Vinita was also recognized by Business Today Hall of Fame – Most Powerful Women in Business in 2016 and was recently named Outstanding Business Woman Leader of the Year by CNBC India Business Leader Awards. She was the winner of the inaugural EY, U.S. 2012 Family Business Award of Excellence and EY Entrepreneur Of the Year® 2012 award winner for Health Services and Technology in Maryland. She is regarded as amongst the most influential Indian Business Women globally.
Vinita along with her brother Nilesh (Managing Director, Lupin Limited) were named Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of The Year 2015 and won the Forbes India Leadership Awards 2016, Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2017 Vinita was appointed to the board of directors for Intrexon Corporation. She is also a member of the Global Advisory Board at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mr. Nilesh Gupta is the MD of Lupin Limited and a member of the Board of Directors. Having joined Lupin in 1996, Mr. Gupta led Lupin’s research, supply chain, manufacturing, quality and regulatory operations, and took charge as the company’s Managing Director in 2013. He has not only been responsible for transforming Lupin’s research program and expanding the company’s manufacturing operations but has also been instrumental in formulating and executing the core strategy that has helped Lupin emerge as a global specialty pharmaceutical major.
Mr. Gupta, along with his sister Vinita Gupta, won the Entrepreneur of the Year award at Forbes India Leadership Awards in 2016 as well as Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in India in 2015, also with his sister Vinita Gupta.
Mr. Gupta is a Chemical Engineer from the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT) (now ICT), Mumbai, and a graduate with honours from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA, where he specialized in healthcare, strategic management and finance.