Lincoln Pharma acquires plant in Mehsana for manufacturing Cephalosporin
Ahmedabad: Drug firm Lincoln Pharmaceuticals said it has set aside an investment of around Rs 30 crore for expansion of its Cephalosporin products portfolio and is planning to launch them soon in India.
In this regard, the firm has also acquired a facility in Mehsana, Gujarat.
Company expects commercial operations from March 2022. The plant is expected to contribute sales of around Rs. 150 crore in the next 3 years. The plant will cater to all the Cephalosporin products i.e. Tablet, Capsule, Dry syrup and Injectable.
The acquired facility in Mehsana, Gujarat has been designed as per the PIC's and European Region. Company is in the process of applying for WHO GMP Certifications for the facility and expects to receive the same by December 2021. Company is planning to manufacture 20 plus Cephalosporin products and is planning to start product registration soon for the domestic and exports market.
Cephalosporin is a bactericidal, broad-spectrum, and P-lactam antibiotic originally derived from fungus Acremonium, which is used to treat bacterial infections such as pneumonia, skin infections, ear infection, strep throat, staph infections, tonsillitis, bronchitis and others.
Commenting on the development, Mr. Mahendra Patel, Managing Director, Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Limited, said, "The entire expansion for Cephalosporin products will be funded from internal accruals. The Company has earmarked total investment of around Rs. 30 crore for this expansion. Company expects commercial production of the Cephalosporin products by March 2022. In the next 3 years, the facility is expected to contribute sales of around Rs. 150 crore from domestic markets as well as exports."
Company plans to manufacture 20 plus Cephalosporin products including Cefalexin Oral Suspension BP, Clavulanate Tablets, Cefixime Capsules, Cefuroxime Axetil Tablets among others. Company also looks to export in African, Latin America and Southeast Asia markets and expand to other markets after necessary approvals.
Recently, National Company Law Tribunal, Ahmedabad Bench has approved the scheme of amalgamation of Lincoln Parenteral Ltd and Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd.