Unlocking Synergies: LGM Pharma's strategic approach to sourcing and growth in India

By Liza Laws

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© LGM Pharma

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In an extensive and enlightening chat with Prasad Raje, the CEO of LGM Pharma, OSP gained profound insights into the company's trajectory within the pharmaceutical industry.

LGM Pharma, under Raje's visionary stewardship, has undergone a remarkable journey of expansion and transformation since its acquisition by New Harbour Capital Private Equity in 2018.

Initially focusing on supply chain logistics, the company has since diversified its offerings to encompass manufacturing, formulation development, and analytical services, solidifying its position as a holistic solution provider for pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

Raje provided a comprehensive overview of LGM Pharma's evolution and its current role within the industry. He emphasized the company's steadfast commitment to quality and regulatory compliance, citing substantial investments in infrastructure, talent acquisition, and quality systems as primary catalysts for growth and success.

“We recognize the paramount importance of staying current and agile in a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.”

A notable highlight of the interview was Raje's elaboration on LGM Pharma's distinctive approach to partnerships and collaborations. Embracing a ‘partner smart’ strategy, the company prioritizes delivering bespoke solutions and nurturing flexible engagement models with its clients. “Our objective is not to cater to every need but to excel in the services we offer,” he says, elucidating LGM Pharma's strategic focus on specialization and value creation.

He also delved into LGM Pharma's geographical footprint and sourcing strategies, shedding light on the company's hands-on approach to procuring active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from India and China. “We believe in boots on the ground; it's crucial to assess the manufacturing facilities firsthand to ensure quality and reliability,” Raje said explaining LGM Pharma's unwavering commitment to stringent quality control measures.

He also shared insightful perspectives on India's burgeoning significance in the pharmaceutical arena, driven by investments in infrastructure and a concerted emphasis on backward integration. “India has emerged as a key player in the global pharmaceutical landscape, offering high-quality APIs and fostering an environment conducive to growth,” Raje noted, underscoring the country's pivotal role in the industry's evolution.

The conversation also explored the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the pharmaceutical sector. Raje suggested that AI is revolutionizing drug discovery, clinical trials, and data analysis, leading to enhanced efficiency and improved patient outcomes. “AI is reshaping various facets of pharmaceutical development, from early discovery to post-commercialization activities.”

Looking ahead, he expressed buoyancy regarding LGM Pharma's future growth prospects and expansion initiatives. He hinted at forthcoming investments in capabilities and services, reaffirming the company's commitment to innovation and continuous enhancement. “We are steadfast in our pursuit of driving positive change in the pharmaceutical landscape, leveraging our robust foundation built on quality, integrity, and strategic partnerships,” Raje says, encapsulating LGM Pharma's forward-looking vision.

Overall, the interview provided invaluable insights into LGM Pharma's journey, its present standing, and its aspirations for the future. Raje's leadership and strategic foresight seem to highlight the company's resolve to excel in a dynamic and evolving industry landscape, solidifying its status as a premier player in the pharmaceutical sector.

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