Lupin Limited Story
The boom of the pharmaceutical industry that began in India in the mid-20th century gave birth to many new pharmaceutical companies, some of which grew into a global level really soon. Lupin Limited, based in Mumbai, is one such pharmaceutical company that grew vigorously from the time that it was established in the 1968, both in developing generic drugs and in research.
Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta established the Lupin limited in the year 1968. He was a professor of BITS Pilani who had a noble vision to fight the then prevalent diseases that destroyed peoples’ lives. This led him to establish Lupin. The path to turn things around was not at all an easy task, especially in a thriving sector like Pharma.
Very quickly, they were producing some major drugs for the most common diseases, like Asthma, TB, Diabetes, Cardiovascular problems and NSAIDS. But it was only after becoming the largest producers of the anti-TB drugs that Lupin Limited came to be known widely in the world. Now, the company is widely spread across South Africa, USA, Japan, Australia, Philippines and the Europe.
About Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Lupin is the 2nd largest pharmaceutical company in India, 14th largest producer of generic drugs in the world and the 5th largest generic drug producer in the world. It is also the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical company in South Africa.
In a bid to strike a fine balance between producing generic drugs and continuing R & D, a task that pharmaceutical companies rarely manage to achieve, Lupin Pharmaceuticals also focuses immensely on Research. A large headquarters for R&D is located in Pune where nearly 1200 scientists work on developing new drugs. They also have a lot of research going on in the latest drug delivery systems like the ADDS (advanced drug delivery systems) and the NDDS (Novel drug delivery systems) that could change the world in the near future.
Lupin had also partnered with the government for the revised national TB programme to help with its fight with TB in the country.Just like most other pharmaceutical company, Lupin also took up its share of social responsibilities by starting the Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation in the year 1988. Most of the social work is done for a better India. The program focuses on helping out the rural areas of the country and kick started quite a few rural development programmes. Starting off by working in 35 villages near Rajasthan, Lupin today has changed the lives of people in nearly 2200 villages in the country.
Vinita Gupta graduated in pharmacy from the University of Mumbai, and studied MBA from J L Kellog Graduate School of Management. Ms. Vinita Gupta has been instrumental in Lupin's forays into the Advanced Markets and heads the Advanced Market business of the company in the markets of USA and Europe.
With her on the helm, Lupin has emerged as a global generic brand, especially in the US market in addition to becoming a strong player in the branded market.
Touching people’s lives and changing them in many ways, Lupin has become one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies of the Indian sub-continent. Desh Bandhu Gupta’s dream of fighting with the fatal diseases of the country had nearly been fulfilled with the Lupin’s war against TB, nearing a grand success today.
Welfare and Social Activities
Lupin established the Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation on 2 October 1988. Its main objective was to provide an alternative sustainable, replicable and ever evolving model of rural development. It started with a few small rural development projects covering around 35 villages in Rajasthan. It's efforts have touched the lives of over a million people in 3100 villages in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand till date.