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Lupin faces Hurricane Irma impact

Drug maker moves 60 staff from Florida as storm hits state

Aneesh Phadnis  |  Mumbai 

Lupin faces Hurricane Irma impact

has temporarily suspended operations at its research and development centre in and moved the majority of its  60 employees and their families to other parts of the in the wake of

The action follows the local government order for the mandatory evacuation of over five million residents as prepares to face one of most severe storms in the recent years.

"has a staff of around 60 employees at its offices in 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 hits the coast.  We hope our facility will be able to withstand the natural predicted from the hurricane. However, at this stage, we cannot comment more on what awaits We hope all our staff and their families remain safe and normalcy is restored at the earliest," a company spokesperson said.

derives around half of its revenue from the and CEO is based in Naples,

In August 2015 opened its centre for excellence for inhalation research at Coral Springs in with $ 13 million investment. 

The R&D  centre focuses on the development of products for the treatment of asthma, allergic rhinitis, and other lung diseases.

First Published: Sat, September 09 2017. 22:41 IST