has temporarily suspended operations at its research and development centre in Florida
and moved the majority of its 60 employees and their families to other parts of the US
in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
The action follows the local government order for the mandatory evacuation of over five million residents as Florida
prepares to face one of most severe storms in the recent years.
has a staff of around 60 employees at its offices in Naples
and Coral Springs. Most of our staff and their families have been evacuated and we have ensured assistance to make alternate arrangements for their safety as Hurricane Irma
hits the coast. We hope our facility will be able to withstand the natural impact
predicted from the hurricane. However, at this stage, we cannot comment more on what awaits us.
We hope all our staff and their families remain safe and normalcy is restored at the earliest," a company spokesperson said.
In August 2015 Lupin
opened its centre for excellence for inhalation research at Coral Springs in Florida
with $ 13 million investment.