Biocon’s Differentiated Innovation Story Beginning to Pay Off

Biocon’s biopharma journey took off on a differentiated path fraught with challenges.  In the late 90’s when we started the prevailing business ethos in pharmaceutical sector favored a predictable and attractive ROCE (Return On Capital Employed) ventures based on chemically synthesized generic drugs. Biocon, however, chose to invest in developing biologic drugs based on recombinant…

We expect the momentum in the Biologics business to continue, says Biocon CFO

Biocon reported better-than-expected revenue and profit in the second quarter of FY19 on the back of good performance by its Biologics, Research Services and Small Molecules business segments. Siddharth Mittal, President (Finance) and CFO, spoke to by K Giriprakash and Venkatesh Ganesh of Hindu BusinessLine about the company’s results and prospects. Excerpts from the interview….

Biocon’s Insulin Glargine Journey: Crossing a Key Milestone with EC Approval

As a credible, global insulins player, Biocon made sure-footed progress towards its mission of providing a high quality, affordable insulin analog for people with diabetes globally when the European Commission approved the biosimilar Insulin Glargine application submitted by its co-development partner Mylan. Biocon and Mylan are among the first few to receive approval for biosimilar…

Expanding Oncology Portfolio for the Benefit of Cancer Patients

We added another feather in our cap with the U.S. FDA approval of Fulphila™, biosimilar Pegfilgrastim co-developed with our partner Mylan. Fulphila™ is the first FDA-approved biosimilar Pegfilgrastim and the second biosimilar from Biocon and Mylan’s joint portfolio approved in the U.S. Pegfilgrastim is a long-lasting, pegylated form of recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor that is…

The #MomSpiration Series: #8

  KONJAM PORU…AVASARAM KOLLADHEY… Yennai un madiyil idu… Un kattai viral kodu… Ennai Konji thodu… Un sevvaayal yen udal muluka muthamidu… Yen eera udathin ethchil un udal muluka poosa vidu… Yen thalai mudi adhai kodhi vidu… Un thalaiyil Ulla pookal adhai kalaika vidu… Un thalai mudi, adhan vaasam ennai mugara vidu… Nee kattiya pudavai adhai nagartha vidu,…

The #MomSpiration Series: #7

MOM You are really awesome. The way you protect me The way you guide me The way you pamper me The way you support me Makes me feel so special. No one in this world Can love me more than you And it’s true. I just want to let u know You mean the world…

The #MomSpiration Series: #6

Words are never enough to explain / are always scarce in providing the fulfillment of the word ‘Mother’. MOTHER = Miraculous Outstanding Tangible Harmonious Earthly Real  Every Mother is : Pure form of Patience Soul of Sacrifice Symbol of selfless love Alluring hearted Mother is the one, who is the specialised in all professions for…

The #MomSpiration Series: #5

Kaise bhoolun wo din MAA jab mehndi tunne mujhko lagwaye the, Mere zindagi ki sari khushiyan MAA haste haste tunne dilwaye the, Tab na Jana tha maine MAA kitna mushkil tere leyye wo pal hogga, Jab Doli pe roti ankhon se MAA tune mujhe bhejawaya hogga, Ajj jab khud MAA banke jaana maine ki ek pal ki duri bhi mujhe satati hai, Sochti hoon ki tu itne…

The #MomSpiration Series: #4

Mom, you are always Mom I am ever greatful to you, because you only brought me here Am I not responsible, for taking you along with me, my dear? You laughed only once, when I was crying when born, But never afterwards, whenever I used to cry for my life’s thorn You love me so…