IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Receives CEP for Paracetamol to Export in European Market

IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

08 May 2023, Bangalore: IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited (IOL), a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical (APIs) and specialty chemicals, has received the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare’s (EDQM) Certificate of Suitability (CEP) to export Paracetamol to the European Market. Paracetamol is utilised commonly in medication prescribed for pain relief and to treat fever. 

The certification issued by the EDQM verifies the compliance of pharmaceutical substances and with this backing, IOL will now be able to export Paracetamol to the European continent. The company started commercial production of the same in 2022 in its Punjab-based facility where it is also backward integrated to produce the key starting material for Paracetamol. 

At present, IOL has a total capacity of 3,600 tonnes to produce Paracetamol. 

IOL is the world’s largest producer of Ibuprofen API with 33% market share globally. Additionally, it has over 13 APIs in its portfolio, including Metformin, Fenofibrate, Lamotrigine, Clopidogrel Bisulphate, and Pantoprazole.

About IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited (IOLCP)

Company was established in 1986, listed on National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (Code: IOLCP) and BSE Ltd (Code: 524164) is one of the leading pharmaceutical (APIs) Company and is significant player in the specialty chemicals space with world class facilities. IOLCP has wide presence across major therapeutic categories like, Pain Management, anti-convulsants, anti-diabetes, anti-cholesterol and anti-platelets. 

The Company’s product portfolio includes APIs; Ibuprofen, Metformin, Fenofibrate, Clopidogrel, Lamotrigine, Pantoprazole, Paracetamol and specialty chemicals such as Ethyl Acetate, Iso Butyl Benzene, Mono Chloro Acetic Acid and Acetyl Chloride.

Company is World’s largest producer of the Ibuprofen with an installed capacity of 12,000 TPA and having backward integrated manufacturing facility. The Company has DSIR approved R&D which is fully equipped to validate existing processes.

The Central and State Government approved Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) had been set up with Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) system along with 17 MW captive Co-Generation plant for self -reliance. The Company is ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certified. 

IOLCP’s overseas customers are spread out across several countries including UK, Belgium, Hungry, Spain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Ireland, USA, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Bangladesh, Turkey, U.A.E., China, Hong Kong, Egypt etc. Products are sold primarily to Branded Generic formulators both in India & Overseas.

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