Investments in Telangana Announced at BioAsia 2016

Ferring Pharmaceuticals in association with Govt. of Telangana announced –Making in Telangana with their R&D, Commercial and Manufacturing Units to come up in Telangana

BioAsia 2016 facilitated the announcement of investments from Ferring Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd – A Sweden based world leader in Peptide Hormones in association with Govt.of Telangana. Mr. Jupally Krishna Rao, Minister of Industries, Govt. of Telangana along with Mr. Michel Pettigrew, President and COO, Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced the development at BioAsia 2016.

Mr. Jupally Krishna Rao addressing the media persons along with Ferring Pharmaceutical officials at the BioAsia 2016 conference said, “BioAsia 2016 has been a grand success, more than 1300 delegates have attended from more than 50 countries. At BioAsia 2016, close to Rs. 1,000 Crores of MoUs were awarded to biotech companies. Ferring Pharmaceuticals, owing to the excellent state policies and infrastructure, skilled manpower, innovative policies like TS –iPAAS and availability of government owned land; have confirmed a $25 mn investment in Telangana. The company plans to invest in 2 phases. The first phase will constitute of the R&D Center. The company has further expressed their interest to also have their commercial and manufacturing units in Telangana. We are happy to associate with Ferrring Pharmaceutical – a globally renowned firm of high repute and welcome their presence here.”

“We are also in the process of building a world class pharmacity. At par with International standards and similar to what is there in China and Europe. Close to 4000 acres land has been finalised for the pharmacity and we hope to have many more companies coming to Hyderabad. We already have many global companies in sectors such as Aerospace, Engineering R&D, Precision engineering, IT/ITES etc confirming to set up shop in Hyderabad. Boeing has confirmed seeting up a facility in Hyderabad. We are hopeful that in the pharma, biotech and life-sciences sector also we will receive similar traction and many globally acclaimed names will be coming to Hyderabad soon.” He added.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Michel Pettigrew, President and COO, Ferring Pharmaceuticals said, “Ferring Pharmaceuticals was founded 65 years ago. Since then our attitude and approach has been that Science comes first, financial and other aspects come later. We are currently present in around 58 countries and have a turnover of around $2bn a year. Since last couple of years our objective has been to decentralize our operations and functions. We scouted across the country while deciding on the location and finalized on Hyderabad, Telangana. Infrastructure, Quality Talent, Advanced Education System and the warm support from the authorities of the State; have attracted us to Hyderabad.  This is the first time I am visiting the region and was pleasantly surprised with the infrastructure.”

“We plan to develop fully integrated facilities here including R&D, Commercial and Mnaufacturing units. We already have 11 such facilities around the world including Europe, US, China, West America and Middle East. We will be investing about $25 mn for the first phase in India. We are hoping to start the 2nd phase with the labs in 2017. The facility at Karkapatla, we just inaugurated the site yesterday will be of a capacity of several hundred people. As it is still in the planning stage we cannot confirm the number as yet. We are very well established in the US with our research activities. The faility in Hyderabad will include pharmaceutical activities and development of molecules and drugs differently.”

Mr. Ashok Alate, Executive Chairman at Ferring Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. India – ‎Ferring Therapeutics Pvt. Ltd said, “We have been present in Maharashtra with a few facilities. Prior to finalizing on Hyderabad we looked at different states such as Gujarat, Karnataka and other parts of Maharashtra. The infrastructure in Hyderabad and the TS-iPAAS facility which provides all approvals within 15 days attracted us to Hyderabad. This is a commendable policy from the Telangana Government, possibly parellel to none other in world where all the applications are digitized and we are provided with self attestment of the documentation. We are thankful to the Telangana Govt for their support. More than 17% of our revenue comes from peptides and research activities. We will be working on those in our Hyderabad facility.”

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