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Biocon sees larger licensing income from pharma

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Biocon , India’s top-listed biotechnology company, expects to generate larger licensing income from pharmaceuticals business, its Chairman and Managing Director said.
The Bangalore-based drugmaker earlier said consolidated net profit fell 15.8 percent in December quarter, while revenue rose 3 percent. The sales growth in the fiscal third quarter ended December 31 was flat on lower licensing income.The company said, licensing fees and income dropped to 292 million rupees in October-December from 768 million rupees a year earlier.

Biocons presence straddles four main therapeutic areas Diabetology, Cardiology, Nephrology and Oncology even as it plans to introduce two new divisions, Comprehensive Care, and Immunotherapy, this year.

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