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Biocon Ltd

  • 1,103 patents granted in FY18
  • 666 trademarks in FY18
  • Available across 120 countries
  • Total income of Rs 5,659 crore (US$ 809.70 million) in FY19 and in Q1 FY20 Rs 1,490 crore (US$ 213.9 million)
  • Biocon has one of the largest global biosimilars portfolios

Biocon is Asia's premier biopharmaceutical company that is driven by the vision to make a difference to global healthcare through improved access to high quality, lifesaving biotherapeutics by making them affordable for patients across the world. Biocon is among the few companies globally to have received approvals for its biosimilars from developed countries like the U.S., EU, Australia and Japan. It’s credibility as a serious player in the biosimilars sector was first established with the Japanese approval for Insulin Glargine. The credibility was enhanced when Biocon, along with partner Mylan, became the first globally to get biosimilar Trastuzumab and Pegfilgrastim approved in the U.S. in 2017 and 2018, respectively. They were also among the first few to receive Insulin Glargine approval in Europe and Australia for Insulin Glargine, both in partnership with Mylan. They have also established their presence in key emerging markets through safe, effective and high quality biosimilars including recombinant human insulin.

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2019 Mylan and Biocon Launch First Trastuzumab Biosimilar, Ogivri™, in Australia
2018 Sandoz Biosimilars collaboration signed
2018 The U.S. FDA approves Fulphila™, co-developed by Biocon and Mylan and Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia approves biosimilar Insulin Glargine, Semglee™ 100 IU/mL 3 mL prefilled pen
2014 Biocon introduced CANMAb™ - Trastuzumab for Treating Breast Cancer in India
2011 Biocon launches INSUPen®, a convenient and affordable reusable insulin delivery device
2002 Clinigene's clinical laboratory is the first in India to receive CAP accreditation
2000 Biocon commissions its first fully automated submerged fermentation plant to produce specialty pharmaceuticals and establishes Clinigene, India's first Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) to pursue clinical research and development
1997 Biocon spearheads initiatives in human healthcare through a dedicated manufacturing facility
1993 Biocon scales up its in-house research programme
1979 Biocon is the first Indian company to manufacture and export enzymes to USA and Europe
Biocon India is incorporated as a joint venture between Biocon Biochemicals Ltd. of Ireland and an Indian entrepreneur, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw


Updated: May, 2019

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