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Piramal Pharma to acquire 100% stake in Hemmo Pharma for 775 crore

Hemmo has R&D capabilities and a world-class GMP manufacturing facility that has been inspected and deemed compliant by US, EU, and Asian regulatory agencies.. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/MintPremium
Hemmo has R&D capabilities and a world-class GMP manufacturing facility that has been inspected and deemed compliant by US, EU, and Asian regulatory agencies.. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

Through Hemmo Pharma, Piramal Pharma Solutions will gain access to the growing peptide API market and enhance its ability to offer integrated services to its customers globally

MUMBAI : Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS) made this third acquisition of FY21 as it entered into an agreement to purchase a 100% stake in Hemmo Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd for 775 crore, the companies said in a joint statement on Wednesday. PPS is the contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) of Piramal Pharma Ltd (PPL).

The acquisition marks PPS’ foray into the development and manufacturing of peptide APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients), complementing its existing service offerings.

Hemmo is among a handful of pure-play synthetic peptide API manufacturers globally with research and development as well as manufacturing capabilities. Through Hemmo, PPS aims to gain access to the growing peptide API market and enhance its ability to offer integrated services to its customers, the statement said.

“This acquisition enhances our ability to provide integrated solutions that our customers need and further expands ways in which we can help reduce the burden of disease on patients," said Peter DeYoung, chief executive, Pharma Solutions, PPL.

In the past decade, peptide drugs have seen increased use in oncology, treatment of diabetes and obesity. The growth in therapies for rare diseases and orphan drugs has boosted the demand for peptides.

The acquisition is expected to add more than 250 employees to PPS, including several scientists.

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