November 29, 1978
Biocon’s Founding Day - the start of a biorevolution in India. Over the years, Biocon has evolved from an enzyme-manufacturing company into a fully integrated biopharmaceutical enterprise. Today, we leverage a formidable combination of proprietary fermentation technologies and research skills to develop affordable therapy for unmet medical needs.
Biocon India is incorporated as a joint venture between Biocon Biochemicals Ltd. of Ireland and an Indian entrepreneur, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Biocon is the first Indian company to manufacture and export enzymes to USA and Europe
Unilever plc. acquires Biocon Biochemicals Ltd. in Ireland and merges it with its subsidiary, Quest International
Biocon is the first Indian biotech company to receive US funding for proprietary technologies
Biocon scales up its in-house research programme, based on a proprietary solid substrate fermentation technology, from pilot to plant level
Biocon's R&D and manufacturing facilities receive ISO 9001 certification from RWTUV, Germany
Biocon establishes Syngene International Pvt. Ltd. as a Custom research Company (CRC) to address the growing need for outsourced R&D in the pharmaceutical sector
The commercial success of Biocon's proprietary fermentation plant leads to a 3-fold expansion
Biocon leverages its technology platform to enter biopharmaceuticals and statins
Biocon spearheads initiatives in human healthcare through a dedicated manufacturing facility
Unilever inks a deal with ICI to sell its specialty chemicals division of which Quest International is a part. Unilever agrees to sell its shareholding in Biocon to the Indian promoters. Biocon becomes an independent entity
Biocon commissions its first fully automated submerged fermentation plant to produce specialty pharmaceuticals
Biocon establishes Clinigene, India's first Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) to pursue clinical research and development
Biocon becomes the first Indian company to be approved by US FDA for the manufacture of lovastatin, a cholesterol-lowering molecule
Biocon's proprietary bioreactor, PlaFractor™ is granted a US 2001 and world-wide patent
Clinigene's clinical laboratory is the first in India to receive CAP accreditation
Biocon is the first company worldwide to develop human insulin on a Pichia expression system
Biocon creates a buzz in the stock market in March 2004 with its hugely successful IPO. Day 1 on the bourses closes with a market value of $1.11 billion, making Biocon only the second Indian company to cross the $1 billion mark on the first day of listing.
Syngene establishes new research centre
Biocon Limited, announces the launch of INSUGEN®, the new generation bio-insulin, manufactured in Asia's largest human insulin plant.
Biocon Limited and Vaccinex, Inc. announce a broad strategic partnership to discover and co-develop at least four therapeutic antibody products.
Biocon signs a commercial agreement for supply of insulin API to Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Biocon inaugurates Biocon Biopharmaceuticals, India's largest multi-product Biologics facility at Biocon Park
Biocon inaugurates Biocon Park, India's largest integrated biotechnology hub, comprising an integrated cluster of research laboratories and manufacturing facilities spread across 90 acres in KIADB (Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board) industrial estate.
Biocon announces a licensing agreement with Bayer HealthCare (BHC) for the exclusive marketing and trademark rights for INSUGEN® for the Chinese market.
Syngene and Innate Pharmaceuticals AB, Umea, Sweden conclude a cooperation agreement to jointly develop, manufacture and market virulence blockers to counteract bacterial diarrhoeal disease.
Biocon launches India's first anti-cancer drug BIOMAb EGFR®.
Biocon and Abraxis BioScience Inc., announce a licensing agreement for the commercialization of ABRAXANE® (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) in India.
Biocon and Abu Dhabi based pharmaceutical company Neopharma sign an MOU to establish a JV to manufacture and market a range of biopharmaceuticals for the GCC countries (Gulf Cooperation Council).
Biocon grants exclusive license to Ferozsons Laboratories Limited for marketing BIOMAb EGFR® in Pakistan.
Biocon announces the launch of its Nephrology Division and a comprehensive portfolio of renal therapy products.
Syngene enters into a research partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb and completes the ground breaking ceremony of new research facility at Biocon Park.
Biocon signs Memorandum of Understanding with Deakin University, Australia. To establish Deakin Research Institute in Bangalore
Biocon divests enzymes division for USD 115 million to Novozymes. Biocon business portfolio to focus on biopharmaceuticals
Biocon and Abraxis BioScience, announce an agreement wherein Abraxis will license the right to develop a biosimilar version of G-CSF (Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor) in North America and the European Union.
Biocon and Neopharma sign an MoU to establish Neobiocon, a joint venture company in Dubai's biotechnology and research park, Dubiotech.
Biocon presents the results of Phase 1 studies on its oral insulin product, IN-105 at the European Association for Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting held at Amsterdam.
Biocon acquires a 78% stake in German pharmaceutical company, AxiCorp GmbH for a consideration of €30 Million
Biocon launches a Safety Device in the form of pre-filled syringes for two of its life saving products, GCSF (granulocyte-colony stimulating factor) and EPO (Erythropoietin) in collaboration with Safety Syringes Inc. ERYPRO Safe™ and NUFIL Safe™ are the first two drugs that will marketed using this novel device with other injectable products to follow in the future.
Biocon and Abraxis Bioscience launch ABRAXANE in India for treatment of Breast Cancer.
Biocon is ranked among the top 20 global biotechnology companies (Med Ad News).
Biocon is the 7th largest biotech employer in the world (Med Ad News).
Biocon announced the results of an ascending dose study on its oral insulin drug (IN-105) at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Rome.
NeoBiocon and Abraxis Bioscience launch Abraxane in The UAE for the treatment of Breast Cancer.
Biocon's Syngene partners with Sapient Discovery to expand integrated drug discovery offerings
Biocon's Syngene and DuPont Crop Protection Forge Alliance Partnership
Bristol-Myers Squibb and Biocon's Syngene open new R&D Facility at Biocon Park
Biocon launches BASALOG - long lasting basal insulin for Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetics
Biocon inks partnership with ISB to launch the Biocon Cell for Innovation Management
Biocon Announces Strategic Collaboration with Mylan to enter the Global Generic Biologics Market
Biocon Limited and Amylin Pharmaceuticals entered into a Global Development and Commercialization Agreement for a Novel Peptide Hybrid. The Program will focus on the potential treatment of diabetes.
Biocon and HCG group of hospitals join hands to fight against cervical
Biocon explores investment in Malaysia in partnership with BiotechCorp
Biocon and Bayer join hands to create awareness for self monitoring for diabetics
Syngene and Endo Pharmaceuticals, USA to jointly discover and develop novel biological drug molecules to fight cancer
Biocon acquires stake of its Cuban partner CIMAB S.A. in their seven year old JV, Biocon Biopharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd
Biocon and Optimer Pharmaceuticals announce manufacturing and supply agreement for a novel API, first-in-class anti-infective (C. difficile)
Biocon and the Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM), based in Havana, Cuba strengthen their existing research partnership by joining forces for an integrated antibody program in immunology
Biocon announces a strategic foreign direct investment in Malaysia with the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation SdnBhd (BiotechCorp)
Biocon divests its stake in its German subsidiary, AxiCorp GmbH, to the existing group of promoter shareholders, AxiCorp was the licensee for Biocon's biosimilar Insulin and Glargine in Germany and had the sole responsibility for commercializing these products. As a consequence of this divestment, these rights revert to Biocon.
Biocon launches INSUPen®, a convenient and affordable reusable insulin delivery device.
Biocon announced Positive Results from its Global Phase 3 study with Recombinant Human Insulin
GE Capital invests in Syngene, Biocon's Research Services Subsidiary
Biocon announced Positive Efficacy Data from Phase 3 clinical study with its Novel Monoclonal Antibody, Itolizumab for Psoiasis
Syngene - a subsidiary of Biocon Group, in collaboration with Abbot, setup a dedicated Nutrition Research and Development Center at Biocon Park
Biocon announced positive results from its Phase 1 Comparative PK-PD Study with Biosimilar Insulin Glargine
Biocon: the only Asian Company to Feature in the Global Top 20 BioPharma Employers, by Science Magazine
Biocon received Marketing Authorization from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for its Novel Biologic Itolizumab, anti CD6 molecule, for the treatment of chronic plaque Psoriasis
Biocon enhances Partnership with Mylan through Strategic Collaboration for Insulin Products