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US FDA Clears Lupin Ltd. (LUPN.BO)'s Mandideep Facility  
1/20/2010 10:29:54 AM

MUMBAI, India, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharma major, Lupin Ltd announced today that it has received official communication from the US FDA on the satisfactory resolution of the Warning Letter issued earlier to its Mandideep site. The company had received a Warning letter for its Mandideep site in May 2009. In the ensuing seven months, the company made significant enhancements and took appropriate corrective actions. The facility was re-inspected in November 2009 and the company was able to satisfactorily address all of the concerns related to the Warning Letter and the site compliance status was found to be acceptable.

Earlier, the UK MHRA and the Australian TGA had also conducted a joint inspection of the Mandideep facility and had found it acceptable.

About Lupin

Our Drugs and products reach over 70 countries in the world. Today, Lupin has the unique distinction of being the fastest growing top 10 Generics players in the two largest pharmaceutical markets of the world - the US (ranked 9th by prescriptions & growing at 92%) and Japan (ranked 7th and growing at 23%). The company is also the fastest growing, top 5 pharmaceutical players in India (ORG IMS - March 2009) and the fastest growing Generic player in South Africa (ranked 6th and growing at over 30% YoY - IMS)

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the US wholly owned subsidiary of Lupin Ltd. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is dedicated to delivering high-quality, affordable generic medicines and branded formulations trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across geographies. For more information, visit http://www.lupinpharmaceuticals.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Many of these risks, uncertainties and other factors include failure of clinical trials, delays in development, registration and product approvals, changes in the competitive environment, increased government control over pricing, fluctuations in the capital and foreign exchange markets and the ability to maintain patent and other intellectual property protection. The information presented in this release represents management's expectations and intentions as of this date. Lupin expressly disavows any obligation to update the information presented in this release.

CONTACT: Shamsher Gorawara, Head - Corporate Communications, Lupin Ltd,
Mobile: +91-9820338555, shamshergorawara@lupinpharma.com; or Sonia Mansata,
Text 100, Mobile: +91-9820112481, sonia.mansata@text100.co.in

Web site: http://www.lupinworld.com/


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