Biocon Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia, a subsidiary of Biocon Biologics Ltd (BBL), announced that it has entered the prestigious Malaysia Book of Records.The 562,000 sq. ft. facility has been recognized as the first and largest integrated insulin manufacturer in Malaysia by MBR, which officially recognizes record-creating and record-breaking achievements in the fields of human endeavour, building & structures, transportation, arts & entertainment, business, sports & games, science & technology, nature etc. in Malaysia.
Kiran Kumar Gandhirajan, Site Head, Malaysia, said: “We are extremely proud and honoured to be named in the Malaysia Book of Records, which is a recognition of the scale of our operations in the region. As the only insulin manufacturer in Malaysia, we have been able to achieve insulin self-sufficiency and improve insulin access while providing savings to our partner, Ministry of Health (MoH), Malaysia. Through the insulins manufactured at this facility, Biocon Biologics is also making a difference to the lives of millions of people with diabetes worldwide in line with our aspiration of taking our biosimilar insulins to ‘one in five’ insulin-dependent patients.”
Biocon Biologics has created a Center of Excellence (CoE) for insulins in Malaysia with end-to-end capabilities to manufacture a broad portfolio of regular, basal and rapid insulins. The state-of-the-art insulins facility in Johor is the first and only biopharmaceutical sterile injectables facility in Malaysia to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency approvals. More recently, Biocon’s biosimilar insulin Glargine made at Malaysia received a U.S. FDA approval as the ‘first interchangeable biosimilar’.