Morepen Pharmaceuticals Generic drugs
Morepen Laboratories Ltd.
This company was established in 1984 as a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients for other drug-making companies, i.e. produced the main components of the drugs that were marketed by somebody else. But now it is a full-cycle company with strong research and development department that works on the high-value molecules, novel delivery forms for the existing medications, and so on which allowed company to patent several medications.
Continuously developing and investing in the research, Morepen decided and was finally able to expand its markets to the western countries in 1999. But first it was necessary to receive the approval of the production facilities from the United States Food and Drugs Authority which was received the same year.
To satisfy the demand for the medications produced by the company, it felt the need to expand the production facilities. From the year 1996 to 2005 only, the value of the production facilities as assets grew from 97 million of U.S. Dollar to 188 million of U.S. Dollar.
The company went public, i.e. made its shares available through stock exchange in 1993.
As a part of its active pharmaceutical ingredient production and research, Morepen Laboratories began working on the new generation high-value molecules and precisely Ketrolac, Omeprazole, Cisapride and Loratadine with the last drug being among the company’s international exported products. Expecting the expiration of the patent of the U.S. company for Loratadine, an anti-allergy medication known worldwide as Claritin, in 2000, Morepen petitioned and secured U.S. FDA permission for the manufacture of Loratadine. In 1999, the drug-maker was granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval that made Morepen the youngest Indian company to get this approval.
The company’s production facilities are located in the scenic neighborhood of Baddi. The production complex consists of scientifically-integrated ultra-modern plants. Each of these ten plants has a specific product profile, i.e. is designated to the production of certain pharmaceutical form.
The company’s extensive research and development facilities and plants are operated by a committed team of professionals who guarantee the compliance of all stages of production to the highest quality standards.
The plants that are included in the Morepen production complex are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which makes it possible for the drug maker to export its products in the country. Currently, besides the U.S., the company exports its products to around 10 other countries of the world and aims to double this number by 2020.
Currently, Morepen produces and markets over a hundred branded formulations in eight major therapeutic segments in India, U.S., Canada, Russia, Europe, Israel, Turkey, Iran, and other non-regulated markets.
Loratadine, the medication for which the company has acquired the right to make and export to the U.S. after its developer’s patent expired, has 80% of the generics made by Morepen market share in the U.S. This medicine has been the main source of the revenue from the active pharmaceutical ingredients business. Another major contributor to the active pharmaceutical ingredients business is Sultamicillin Tosylate and Sultamicillin Base. Morepen is also engaged in the production of Fexofenadine, Atorvastatin, and Montelukast active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Besides producing pharmaceutical drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients, patented and generic medicines, the company also produces and markets self-monitoring diagnostic equipment for home use such as blood pressure monitors, glucose meters, weighing scales, thermometers, pregnancy tests, thermal blankets, heating pads, and others. The last sub-division is implemented through the brand Dr. Morepen that was ranked 5th among fast-moving consumer goods brands in India.
The company has entered in a tight cooperation up with international majors in the category of home and hospital diagnosis equipment and brought to the Indian consumer market an array of devices that help people monitor their health condition on a daily basis. This allows to timely identifying when a person needs to seek medical assistance and helps to avoid serious health complications or even fatalities.
The brand Dr. Morepen has a top-ranking presence in the Wellness market. Its spectrum of popular over-the-counter products, amongst which Burnol, Lemolate, Sat Isabgol and many more are the household names, they have spread relief in many homes.
Social responsibility and contribution
The drug-making company is dedicated to provide a safe and healthy working place and continually improves the conditions by implementing new policies and timely updating the equipment to prevent accidents, occupational illness, and reduce occupational health and safety risks.
The company initiates and sponsors various social programs such as the creation of diagnostics camps and providing of vulnerable classes of the population with free medications.
Medications made by Morepen you can buy at our online drugstore
At our online drugstore you can find all kinds of medications including the following drugs made by Morepen Laboratories:
- Clarinex based on Desloratadine is a blocker of H1-histamine receptors, an antihistamine (anti-allergy drug) of the third generation. The medication is the primary active metabolite of Loratadine (Claritin). It suppresses the release of allergy mediators from mast cells thus preventing development and facilitating the course of allergic reactions. The medication has anti-allergic, anti-fever and anti-exudative action (stops runny nose). Clarinex lowers the penetrability of capillaries, prevents swelling, relieves spasms of the smooth muscles and doesn’t render a sedative effect. The medication can be used for seasonal and year-round allergic rhinitis, chronic idiopathic urticaria, and other allergic reactions. You can find this medication in our Allergy medications section.
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