From Product Launches To Toll Manufacturing, Japanese Giant Takeda Unveils Plans For India
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Executive SummaryMUMBAI - Almost a year after naming former Roche executive Shankar Suryanarayanan as head of its Indian operations, Japan's largest drug maker Takeda has unveiled "medium- to long-term strategies" for its business expansion - one of which is to launch its products in the burgeoning Indian market
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