Shasun Chemicals and Drugs Limited (SCDL) was incorporated in 1976 and is headquartered in Chennai, India.
Shasun Chemicals and Drugs manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), their intermediates and enteric coating excipients with a significant presence in some key generics. Shasun has created a strong product portfolio, building on its R & D Expertise, regulatory capabilities and multi scale production capacities.
Shasun has also emerged as a key player in various service segments in the pharmaceutical field besides APIs and intermediaries, and is strengthening its offer of contract research, custom synthesis, contract manufacturing and contract formulation services to clients.
Shasun is one of the largest producers of Ibuprofen worldwide. The company offers derivatives of Ibuprofen like Ibuprofen Sodium, Ibuprofen Lysinate and S+Ibuprofen. It is also one of the major producers of Ranitidine and Nizatidine in the world. Its products are exported to countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Shasun in its endeavour to become a true one-stop shop for global pharma companies, is evolving its business model to become a complete service provider, offering services right from the discovery stage to manufacturing formulations.
The company has recently added finished formulations capability as forward integration, and has invested in large facility to cater to the international regulated market. It has tied up with multinational companies in the formulations space wherein it will be developing and supplying products for the US market.
The recent acquisition of the business and facilities of Rhodia Pharma Solutions by Shasun's wholly owned subsidiary Shasun Pharma Solutions Ltd (SPSL), UK equipped the company to evolve as a technology based service provider than as a contract manufacturing and research provider. Its services include innovative process research and development, rapid response small scale manufacture for clinical trial supply and full scale commercial manufacture of advanced intermediates and API’s, all with seamless technology transfer with and without GMP. The formulation unit at Puducherry has been approved by USFDA.
By integrating its facilities in India and UK, the company is trying to offer the benefits of operations in both the countries to its clients. The company has aligned its facilities so that while research can be conducted in India, development and manufacturing in kilo labs and pilot plant can be conducted either in UK or India and the optimal mix could be decided based on the regulatory, IP and cost. The company is planning to set up a multi-product pilot plant facility at Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, focusing on Contract Manufacturing Services business. In FY06, CRAMS business revenue has reached Rs 3430 million.
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Shasun Pharma Solutions Ltd (SPSL) is the subsidiary of the company
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