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Aurobindo Pharma off day's low after USFDA nod

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was down 0.6% to Rs 773.60 at 12:35 IST on BSE, with the stock coming off day's low after the company announced securing USFDA approval for Oral Suspension.

The announcement was made during trading hours today, 11 October 2018.

Meanwhile, the Sensex was down 685.13 points, or 1.97% to 34,075.76

On the BSE, 86,000 shares were traded in the counter so far compared with average daily volumes of 1.89 lakh shares in the past two weeks. The stock had hit a high of Rs 776.50 and a low of Rs 752.90 so far during the day.

announced that the company has received final approval from the (USFDA) to manufacture and market Oral Suspension 100 mg /5 and 200 mg/5 oral suspension, a generic version of Inc's Zithromax oral suspension. The product will be launched in November 2018.

is indicated for the treatment of patients with mild to The approved product has an estimated market size of US$71 million for the twelve months ending August 2018, according to IQVIA.

This is the 125th ANDA (including 11 tentative approvals) to be approved out of Unit III formulation facility in used for manufacturing oral products. Aurobindo now has a total of 386 ANDA approvals (357 Final approvals including 19 from and 29 tentative approvals) from USFDA.

On a consolidated basis, Aurobindo Pharma's net profit fell 12.12% to Rs 455.66 crore on 15.48% increase in net sales to Rs 4181.56 crore in Q1 June 2018 over Q1 June 2017.

manufactures and The company's product portfolio is spread over major therapeutic/product areas encompassing Antibiotics, Anti-Retrovirals, CVS, CNS, Gastroenterologicals, Anti-Allergies and Anti-Diabetics.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 12:38 IST