Akorn is an American pharmaceutical giant that deals in developing, manufacturing and marketing of generic and prescription drugs as well as animal and consumer health products. The company is listed on the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index and is functional in many countries across the world. It was founded by John Nath Kapoor, an Indian businessman based in the United States. He also leads the company as its Chairman and CEO presently, and also owns a major portion of its shares. The specialty of the company lies in producing difficult-to-manufacture sterile and non-sterile doses of ophthalmics, oral liquids, Otis, topics, inhalants, injections and nasal sprays. The corporation reaches the market through a wide number of distribution channels such as pharmacies, physicians, hospitals, vets, wholesalers, government agencies and other distributors.
The company after its establishment in 1971 went on to expand its business by setting up Research and Development facilities in various locations throughout the United States. They are located at three places in the country; these are Copiague, NY, Warminster, PA and Vernon Hills, IL. These development units are responsible for carrying out various research-related projects of the company and coming up with better and new products in the market. Other manufacturing facilities of the company are spread across the world, mainly in the United States, Switzerland and India. These facilities come up with productions of antidotes, anti-infectives and controlled substances which help patients with pain management and anesthesia.