21st October, 2015: Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS), a division of Piramal Enterprises Limited, is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the ‘API Supplier of the Year’ award for 2015 at Global Generics and Biosimilar Award. This prestigious award, sponsored by Honeywell, Thomson Reuters, Panacea, Pharmawise, Pharmacloud, and Ark Patents, recognizes best business practices, and operational & R&D achievements in Global Generics and Biosimilars.
The Global Generics and Biosimilar awards are organized by Generics Bulletin, which has subscribers in over 60 countries. This year’s nominations included over 100 global firms; the finalists, in addition to Piramal Pharma Solutions, included respected global leaders such as Divis, Johnson Matthey, Granules Pharma, and Neuland. Several well-known global leaders such as Actavis, Sandoz, Teva, Mylan, Apotex, Perrigo, DRL, Lupin, and Cipla were nominated in other categories.
Vivek Sharma, CEO-Pharma Solutions, Piramal Enterprises commented: “We are delighted and honoured by this recognition. This award is reflective of the pillars of quality, customer centricity, and operational excellence on which we operate. We respect that our clients have choices and that they choose Piramal with a certain expectation- from our end. We work towards delivering and continually improving on those expectations. This recognition reflects the commitment to excellence from the Piramal API team, and I am proud to work with them”.
Venkat Raman, President - API Generics, Pharma Solutions, Piramal Enterprises added: “The award validates the energy and enthusiasm I see daily from the API team, be it operations, R&D, or in quality. It is nice to see our clients and peers also recognize this and choose us from among some excellent peer companies. We will do our best to focus on getting even better next year”.Piramal’s state of-the-art API business unit has manufacturing and R&D locations in North America, Europe, Asia; Piramal serves both blue chip pharma firms, and biotech. An active global R&D team focuses on innovation, and supports manufacturing locations in Toronto (Canada), Morpeth (UK), Grangemouth (UK), Digwal and Ennore (India). By utilizing small, nimble, cross functional teams, Piramal has crafted elegant and cost effective solutions in a limited time, to high value chemistries that have presented challenges to clients.