Volume 87 Issue 44 | Web Exclusive
Issue Date: November 2, 2009

Hikal Branches Out

Indian fine chemicals manufacturer sets up contract research arm
Department: Business
Keywords: Indian API, contract research

Despite worries over supply-chain security after incidents of contaminated drugs from Asia last year, most major pharmaceutical companies insist that proven players in India and China will remain a fixture in their active pharmaceutical ingredient (API)-outsourcing strategies. Indian suppliers are particularly well established in the sector, and many had a large presence at CPhI, the pharmaceutical ingredients conference, in Madrid last month.

In fact, the field has become competitive, with firms such . . .

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