Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, January 25

Orion Laboratories Ltd, Bangladesh has begun marketing its pharma products in Nepal.

At the launching programme yesterday, the Dhaka-based company announced its alliance with Sanjivini Trading Pvt Ltd as the sole distributor for Nepal.

Orion Laboratories produces more than 70 generic formulations in a wide range of dosage forms and strengths including life saving injectables, said Quamrul Hassan, vice-president, marketing, Orion Laboratories.

"Orion is a leader in many important therapeutic groups including anticancer, antibiotics,

vitamins and minerals, antidiabetics, antioxidants, antiulcerants and cardiovascular drugs," he added.

At present, Orion has introduced eight brands of drugs including two antibiotics and syrups in Nepal.

Sanjivini Trading Pvt Ltd will be responsible for import, distribution and logistic

support, while marketing and promotion activities will be covered by Orion.

Orion Group is a business conglomerate and has a foothold in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and toiletries, real estate and infrastructure development, energy and power sector, agro products, telecommunications and aviation management.

According to Shalik Ram Gautam, managing director of Sanjivani Trading, drugs from Orion will be marketed throughout the country.