Nectar Lifesciences Ltd Derabassi

A global leader in the cephalosporin space. Nectar Lifesciences Ltd Company emerged as a top ranked organisation amongst
midsized Pharmaceutical companies in India.

The Company has incorporated a knowledge-based approach with the help of which it reshaped itself from being a small domestic API player to one of the most integrated players in the global cephalosporins industry within the Anti-Infective Therapeutic segment.

Nectar Lifesciences Ltd Profile

Nectar Lifesciences Limited is an integrated pharmaceutical organisation that holds a significant position in the fast-growing Indian pharmaceutical industry.

Nectar Lifesciences Ltd is a knowledge driven organisation which constitutes a vital part of fast growing Indian Pharmaceutical industry. The company has global leadership in several oral and sterile cephalosporin drugs, and has
cGMP facilities along with those approved by the European Union and Japan.

The Company enjoys a strong presence in almost 64 countries of the world, with 13 state of Art API manufacturing
facilities spread across the States of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh with compliance to global standards of cGMP,
Environment Health Safety (EHS) as well as pool of thousands of highly skilled, knowledgeable, competent qualified work force at all levels.

  • 13 APIs Manufacturing facilities.
  • 1 Formulations Manufacturing facility.
  • 1 Empty hard gelatine capsule Manufacturing facility.
  • 3 Phytochemical (Menthol) Manufacturing facilities.
  • 1 Guar Gum Manufacturing facility.*

Nectar has a pipeline of 101 Drug Master Files (DMFs) filing till date in regulated markets like the US, EU, Japan, Korea, Canada and South Africa for its Cephalosporin APIs, intermediates, capsules shells and menthol. The Company has also filed dossiers for its formulations in large and growing markets, which are at an advanced stage in the approval lifecycle.

Nectar Lifesciences Ltd Business Verticals

Nectar has a strong hold of API & Formulation business in almost 64 countries. It has 13 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities spread across Punjab and Himachal Pradesh with compliance to global standards of cGMP, Environment Health Safety (EHS). It also has hundreds of highly-skilled, knowledgeable, competent and qualified workforce at all levels.

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)

Nectar has two manufacturing units with 13 facilities. The Plant has a total oral and sterile capacity of more than 2000 MT.
All its facilities can be converted to multi-purpose plants based on product basket requirement. Nectar is the world’s leading producer of Cefixime Trihydrate, Cefuroxime Axetil, Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Sterile APIs.

Nectar is one of the leading manufacturers of Cephalosporin range of products – oral and Sterile APIs – at its two units in Derabassi Punjab. It has been certified by global regulatory authorities such as USFDA, EUGMP INFARMED, COFEPRIS, KFDA, PMDA, MCC, and ANVISA Brazil. Unit 2 – dedicated to catering to regulated markets is one of Asia’s best sterile facilities with the least amount of human intervention. The Company’s products are exported to more than 40 nations globally.

Formulations Business

Nectar has a strong presence in the formulation space. The Baddi facility houses cutting-edge technology and best-in-class assets operated by a talented and energetic team.

Nectar’s facility over 5 acres in Baddi is operated with minimum human intervention. The Company product basket includes Tablets (180 mn per year), Capsules (180 mn per year), Injectable Vials (240 mn per year) and Oral Suspension (10.5 mn per year).

Have a strong compliance and quality which leads to highest quality products that conform to stringent regulatory guidelines of various authorities such as USFDA, EDQM, MHRA, MCC, PMDA etc. Currently cater to high-end RoW markets. Major breakthrough by filing two major cephalosporin formulations in Europe, soon to be followed by 10 additional MAs.

Menthol – Mint derivatives

Leveraging its pharmaceutical mindset and discipline, Nectar has created a niche for itself in this otherwise highly unorganised business space.

Its global-sized processing capacities and world-class production practices have positioned Nectar as a leader in the Menthol
Arena. The Company is also a global leader in manufacturing Pharmaceutical Grade Menthol. The Company’s state-of-the-art infrastructure at its facilities based in North India manufactures menthol-based products in strict adherence to global standards for its domestic and international customers.

Right from sourcing of natural raw material to worldclass production practices and specialised packaging, the Company’s products pass through stringent quality control checks, carried under GMP norms, supervised by experienced and skilled
manpower. Nectar is the first company to file a US Drug Master File (DMF) for Natural menthol.

Empty Hard Gelatin Capsules

Nectar’s state-of-the-art Empty Hard Gelatin Capsules (EHGC) manufacturing facility allows it to cater to India’s 120 billion capsule EHGC market, continually growing at a healthy pace. The Company has a production capacity of 4 billion capsule shells enabling it to feature among the Top 5 EHGC manufacturers in India Catering to domestic & export markets.

Nectar currently offers capsules in five sizes (0, 0el, 1, 2, 3) with all colour and printing options. NLL specially caters to customisation needs of BSE-Free shells-without sulphites, sodium or ethylene oxide. This manufacturing unit replicates the pharma value orientation into its processes and systems to manufacture globally benchmarked products finding US and EU acceptance.

It is also the only unit to follow unique concept of SMSR (Single Machine Single Room). The Company’s two-piece double lock gelatin capsules are manufactured in compliance with cGMP requirements of US FDA and EDQM norms. Nectar has recently launched two new innovative products in EHGC – menthol capsules (Nexxicap MintyTM) and pearl capsules
(Nexxicap PearlTM).

1. Corporate Identity Number (CIN) of the Company: L24232PB1995PLC016664
2. Name of the Company: NECTAR LIFESCIENCES LIMITED (“NLL” or ”NECLIFE” or ”Company”)
3. Registered Address: Village Said Pura, Tehsil Derabassi, Distt S.A.S Nagar, Punjab 140507
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