Granules Records Double-Digit Growth On The Back Of New Launches
As Company’s API Segment Grows By 12%
India’s Granules has grown through increased market penetration of its existing products as well as new product launches. The company is planning to invest in expanding its API capacity, finished dosages and a new multiple unit pellet facility.
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