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The Indian pharmaceutical industry has become an important constituent of global pharmaceutical landscape due to rising use of generics worldwide (Patents  of products with sales worth $150-bn have become off-patent between 2010-2015), significant cost competitiveness and presence of high quality scientific talent.

In terms of therapeutic categories, the largest segment continues to be anti-infectives with an estimated 18% market share, followed by cardiovascular, diabetes, cold remedies, painkillers and respiratory.

Synthesis products like Solvents, Process Chemicals and Intermediates are used to produce API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient). Excipients, Colours, Flavours, Vitamins are added to an API to produce the finished formulation such as tablet, liquids, syrups, ointments, injectables etc
API is the only product category that is “pharmaceutically active”. All remaining Ingredients are inert in nature

The Indian market size for various Pharmaceutical Ingredients was $10 billion in 2013. The market is growing @ CAGR of 10%.

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients : APIs are the key ingredients for making a drug. The API market in India stands at USD 9.5 billion in 2013. Approximately 90% of the total APIs manufactured in India are exported to Europe, USA and Japan. India contract manufactures several APIs for global majors. Anti diabetic, anti inflammatory and anti infective drugs make up bulk of the Indian API exports. Growing segments include lipid regulators, ace inhibitors and antidepressants. India has highest no of FDA approved plants outside the US.

Excipients: Moving in tandem with the fast growing pharmaceutical market in India, the excipients market is also growing in double digits. N. America and European companies are leading Excipient suppliers globally. No serious excipient producer exists in India as investment could be big and technology sophisticated. Excipients are functional ingredients and are segmented as:

  • Binders
  • Fillers
  • Disintegrants
  • Solvents/Carriers
  • Coating Systems
  • Lubricants
  • Colours
  • Flavours/Sweeteners


Genesis Focus: Is on APIs, Excipients, Formulations and Chemicals within the Pharma Space

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