Pharmaleaders Visionary Pharma Entrepreneur 2014 Awardee Dilip Surana led Microlabs aims $1 billion mark by 2016

Pharmaleaders Visionary Pharma Entrepreneur 2014 Awardee Dilip Surana led  Microlabs  aims $1 billion mark by 2016

 Bangalore based Top Pharma Major Microlabs known as Dolo Maker plans to scale new heights under Dilip Surana’s Visionary & Commanding Leadership, Dilip Surana to receive “Visionary Entrepreneur of the Year Award” at Pharma Leaders 2014 Historic Meet 

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Sunday,7th December 2014, Mumbai, Maharashtra : It is widely believed that the consolidations in the Indian pharma sector is likely to continue, particularly among generic drug players and will drive shareholder value going forward.India-based pharmaceutical companies have majorly been absent from much of the recent M&A activities, partly because of their healthy growth outlooks. The global pharmaceutical industry will continue to undergo a pace of rapid consolidation to drive shareholder value; particularly in the case of companies seeking new growth platforms, against the backdrop of patent expirations.With many drugs going off patent in the US, Indian pharma companies would continue to experience strong growth in American market, indian pharma companies would continue to experience strong growth in the US over the medium-term. This would be driven by the sizable generic opportunity (drugs with brand value of $25-30 billion are expected to face generic competition) over the next 2-3 years.

As one of the recently industrialized nations, India has a fast-growing economy as well as an ever-expanding, ever-urbanized population, however its healthcare system still has a lot of potential for development. To Western readers, analyzing a healthcare system in the East seems daunting. It takes some of us decades to master an understanding of the healthcare system of our origin country. Nevertheless, there are several methods to approaching another country’s system. These include the exposition of some invariant principles that apply across various contexts, the application of existing frameworks for healthcare system analysis, appraisal of the major transitions underway in the country, and an analysis of the country’s public health issues. India faces challenges in pursuing each of these goals. With regards to cost, at least 70% of all healthcare is frequently financed out-of-pocket by the population. There is little health insurance or other forms of risk pooling, little regulation and accountability of providers, and a predominance of fee-for-service payment, all of which are associated with high costs. There is also questionable efficiency of much of the state healthcare system, and a great distrust of the public sector. Against the backdrop of the above challenges, Pharmaleaders has lined up top industry experts, Pharma Academia, Ministry Officials, Government Representative, Policy Makers & Medical Professionals under one platform both in india & abroad to debate & deliberate the complex issues of the industry & give a meaningful discussion on the Brand India & Make In India concept. More than 300 professionals will be participating the mega event where professionals from Middle East, Africa, Europe, Lation America will also be attending.The historic 7th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Business Leadership Awards 2014 to be held in a uniquely positioned full day program encompassing two themes “Make In India – Healthcare Reforms , Insurance,Innovations,Investments & Infrastructure” & Empowering India’s Developing Healthcare System – Investing the Healthcare Solutions of Tomorrow in difficult Times at the Sahara Star, Mumbai International Airport in Mumbai, India, on December,26th , 2014. This  historic Summit is supported by the Government of India at the Centre & is actively supported  by the Ministry of Health &  Family Affairs, Govt of India, Ministry of Commerce Pharmaceuticals , Government of india & host of other trade bodies.

Commenting on the Award Selection to Dilip Surana as “Visionary Entrepreneur of the Year Award” at pharmaleaders 7thAward Night, Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Network 7 Media Group said  “Pharma Leaders™ , asia’s biggest media in healthcare communications in association with Network 7 Media Group undertook the gigantic task of identifying the Leader in Healthcare Innovations as it has been doing for years. The Primary factor that propelled the Jury is to look at the forward looking vision of the company coupled with the risk taking abilities & the visionary Leadership of steering the company in the complex business of healthcare where each day we are witnessing new competition, bigger challenges & ability to stay ahead of competition. With a modest beginning as a pharmaceutical distributor in 1973 by Dilip Surana’s late father Shri G.C.Surana, the meteoric rise of Microlabs as a Leading player in pharmaceutical business with a formidable basket of top products enjoying the strong patronage of medical doctors can be attributed to the fact that how Dilip spearheaded the strategy to make it big. Today Microlab  is ranked among the top 20 pharma companies in the country.Indeed Microlabs has become one of the top 5 pharma players in the diabetes sector in India. Hailing from a village near Jodhpur in Rajasthan, the low profile Dilip Surana together with brother Anand Surana have propelled the growth engine with tremendous speed & dedicated mindset & your initiatives in the social sector is also a case to reckon with as Dilip’s efforts to help the marginalized sections of the society is a sign of a true global Leader. Pharma Leaders™ salute the deep commitment to bring cheers in the humanity & the visionary commanding Leadership in taking Microlabs to the crescendo of success & achievements”.

The Award ceremony is scheduled at 07.00 PM on 26th December 2014 onwards at the Grand Jade Room of Hotel sahara Star, Mumbai, India. Like every year, this will be attended by more than 300 power packed Healthcare Leaders in all disciple in the glittering award night followed by cocktail & Dinner

Mr. Dilip Surana son of Late Shri G. C. Surana (Founder of Micro Labs Limited) joined the family business in 1985 at a young age of 21 years, and  rapidly absorbed the nuances of Corporate Management that grew the company rapidly into a global pharmaceutical enterprise specializing in life saving medicines. His early years in industry were marked by distinguished accomplishments and thus steering Micro Labs among the top ranking companies in the pharma sector. The AWACS ranking for the company has improved from over 100 in 1985 to 18 as on 2014.

Under his leadership, the company established world-class state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities covering Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and finished dosage forms as well as infrastructure for new drug discovery. He instilled the most stringent quality standards in his pharmaceutical enterprise. As a result, Micro Labs has to its credit, all the international regulatory approvals including US FDA, UK MHRA, Australian TGA etc., reflecting the high standards of quality and regulatory compliance of research and manufacturing facilities.

Dilip Surana  pioneered the concept of specialty – wise focused divisions in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry and established various divisions that cater to special therapeutic segments in chronic disease management.

  • Carsyon – Cardicare specialty division in 1994
  • Synapse – Neurology Psychiatry division in 1995
  • Vision – Ophthalmology division in 1998
  • Gratia – Dermatology Division in 1998
  • Diabetic Task Force Diabetology division in 2005
  • Foresee – Nephrology Division in 2008
  • Micro Critical Care – Critical Care Division 2013

He is a regular participant in various international seminars and summits relating to Pharma industry. He is instrumental in inducting Senior Pharma veterans in the company, to bring in the much needed professionalism in the company. Recognizing the dynamism and contribution of Mr. Dilip Surana to the Pharmaceutical Industry, he has been honored as the ‘Dynamic Entrepreneur of the year 2010’, honoured as the ‘Great Son of karnataka’ by Governor of Karnataka his excellency HR Bhardwaj in 2011, honoured as ‘Most Dynamic Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2013 and ‘Entrepreneur of the year’ 2014.

Micro Labs Limited is a multi-faceted healthcare organization with a proficient marketing team, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and R&D centres that are at par with international standards. All this, robustly backed by a strong distribution network and path-breaking research work has placed us amongst India’s fast growing transnational healthcare organizations. Under the able leadership of Mr. Dilip Surana (Chairman & Managing Director) and Mr. Anand Surana (Director), Micro’s brand portfolio includes some of the topmost brands in various specialties like Cardiology, Diabetology, Anti-infectives, Ophthalmology, Pain, etc. Amidst our proud achievers is Dolo, an award-winning brand highly prescribed for fever management. Micro Labs has been ranked among top 17 (as per SMSRC July-Aug’14) in prescriptions and 19 in sales (as per AWACS Sept’14) in India. The group has its presence in over 30 countries, with ground level operations in 15 countries, exporting all major dosages in every therapeutic segment. Being one of the leading Indian healthcare providers in India, Micro Labs aims to be a prominent pharmaceutical player in regulated and non-regulated markets across the globe.The company is also at the forefront in social contribution, striving to be a model corporate citizen in terms of Environmental Protection & Social Initiatives with significant contributions in the areas of education and health.Micro Labs is poised to achieve unparalleled status in the global pharmaceutical industry. Backed by a profound and resolute vision, we now have our eyes set on attaining the $1 billion mark by 2016.


Shahnaz Husain, Pankaj Patel,Dr V Mohan,Dr Somaraju,Dilip Surana among others to receive Pharmaleaders 2014 Awards

Shahnaz Husain, Pankaj Patel,Dr V Mohan,Dr Somaraju,Dilip Surana among others to receive Pharmaleaders 2014 Awards

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Healthcare Leaders & Top Doctors set to receive prestigious Pharmaleaders Power Brand at 7th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Pharmaleaders Business Leadership Awards. Individual Category Winners announced after Pharmaleaders Jury voted for Healthcare Innovation & medical excellence

Monday, 24th  November 2014, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India : Healthcare Communication Media Major Pharmaleaders,asia’s most analytical; news media in healthcare communications known for in-depth reporting & unbiased analysis announced the winners in the names of the independent non-voting categories ending the suspense over the coveted & prestigious titles in top award categories.

Announcing the winners in the individual non-voting category, Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Pharmaleaders Group ( ) said “Pharma Leaders™ , asia’s biggest media in healthcare communications in association with Network 7 Media Group undertook the gigantic task of identifying the Leader in Healthcare Innovations as it has been doing for years. The Primary factor that propelled the Jury is to look at the forward looking vision of the company coupled with the risk taking abilities & the visionary Leadership of steering the company in the complex business of healthcare where each day we are witnessing new competition, bigger challenges & ability to stay ahead of competition”.  “The jury has been very careful in selecting the individual winners with a global vision who not only has a reputation of a risk taking abilities but someone who is a trendsetter to many young entrepreneurs as a source of inspiration.”

The List of Winners at 7th Annual Pharmaleaders power brand are :

1.         India’s Most Admired Diabetologist 2014 – Prof. (Dr) V.Mohan, CMD &  Chief Diabetologist, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre & Madras Diabetes Research Foundation 

2.         Transformational PharmaLeader of the Decade 2014 – Mr. Pankaj Patel, Chairman, Zydus Cadila Group

3.         Healthcare Economist of the Year 2014 – Dr Sanjeev Kanoria, Vice Chairman Austrian Anadi Bank AG & Chairman, Advinia Healthcare Ltd

4.         Visionary Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 – Mr. Dilip Surana, CMD, Microlabs Ltd.

5.         Global Indian of the year 2014 – Ms. Shahnaz Husain, CEO – Shahnaz Herbal

6.         India’s Most Promising Orthopedic Surgeon – Dr. Chandrasekar Chikkamuniyappa, Founder Chairman, & Senior Joint Replacement Surgeon, People Tree Hospitals.

7.         India’s Most Promising  Entrepreneur in Ayurvedic Beauty Care  of the year 2014 – Dr.Ajayita Chanana, Founder, CEO, Dr. Ajayita’s Charak Ayurvedic Clinic

8.         Pharma Professional of the Decade – Mr. Daara Patel, Secretary General, Indian Drug Manufactures Association

9.         India’s Most Promising Diagnostic Partner in Healthcare Innovations 2014

ConvaTec India Pvt Ltd.

10.       Transformational Biotech Leader of the Decade 2014 – Dr. Krishna Ella

CMD, Bharat Biotech International Ltd

11.       India’s Most Promising Nephrologist   – Prof. (Dr.) D. S. Rana, Chairman, Board of Management, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

12.       India’s Most Promising & Valuable Emerging Hospital of the Year 2014 – 

People Tree Hospitals.

13.       India’s Most Promising Healthcare Innovator of the year in Dermato-Cosmetic industry – Adroit Biomed Ltd

14.       Healthcare Visionary of the Decade : Prof. (Dr. B. Soma Raju) Consultant Cardiologist & CMD, Care Hospitals Group

15.       India’s Most Promising & Valuable  Diabetes-Cardiometabolic Clinic Chain 2014 – Lifespan Clinic India

16.       India’s Most Promising Super Specialty Hospitality In Quaternary Care Hospital – Vikram Hospitals

17.       India’s Most Promising Pharma-Logistics & Ware Housing Company 2014 – Scorpion Group

18.       India’s Most Promising Antiaging & Wellness Clinic – AMAAYA™ Antiaging & Wellness Clinic

19.       Transformational & Come Back Pharma Company of the year 2014 – Dr Datsons Labs Ltd.  

Pharma Leaders Awards also known as Pharmaleaders Power Brand recognizes Asia’s top health-care industry leaders, innovators, and companies. This awards-recognition event has been honoring  those individuals and/or organizations since 1999 who have a significant impact on the quality of health care and services in our communities. An independent group of judges use a point system to assign values in all different leadership categories. Winners are selected based on the highest total scores from the Pharmaleaders/Network 7 Media Group judges. Pharma Leaders Awards and the judges reserve the right to present multiple or no awards in any category. This distinctive award honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in overall leadership & management in adopting best practice solutions in Healthcare Innovations! .Pharma Leaders Awards recognize the value of innovation & excellence in healthcare leadership and strives to reward campaigns which have an edge by being unique, instinctive, and authentic. Network 7 Media Group Advisory Board is represented by prominent health care professionals whose respected reputations and knowledge of the industry continually generates prominence for the competition, while expanding the international reach of the Pharma Leaders Awards also known as Pharmaleaders power brands.

Pharmaleaders attempt is  to recognize and celebrate science and innovation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life science & healthcare industry. At the celebration day of the Awards, Companies, Academics, Partners, Government and Delegates get a glimpse of Pharmaleaders’s ongoing research and a walk through of the Network 7 Media Group ’s most recent innovations in the complex field of understanding & analyzing genes of the healthcare industry as Pharmaleaders feel that “no one understands the returning the smiles to the achievers they deserve most”

7th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Pharmaleaders Business Leadership Awards 2014, Pharmaleaders  have been honoring  outstanding scientific contributions for more than a decade and are privileged to recognize the work of accomplished leaders As a true friend, philosopher & guide, Pharmaleaders team are deeply committed to creating a more sustainable future through scientific research and we will continue to support visionary pharma leaders  as pharmaleaders strive to advance our understanding in all fields of the pharmaceutical & healthcare industry. The Pharmaceutical Leadership & Pharmaleaders Business Leadership Awards”  was first bestowed in India in 19991 In order to reflect the increasingly global nature of the awards, it was then revaluated & reshaped in more credible formats in the year 2008 & since than these awards serve as a benchmark of innovation.

Pharma Leaders Awards Grand Jury is comprised of a panel of international industry experts,  representing the top creative minds in the field of healthcare, pharma academia, policy formation & the representatives from the  government.

Each year, in addition to online judging sessions, the Pharma Leaders Awards organizes live judging  sessions around the globe to review digital based works as well as collateral materials that support a campaign and which cannot be judged online. These live sessions hosted at prominent international healthcare communication agencies, allow jurors to examine in detail multi-paged works including: sales kits, direct mail, brochures, point of purchase displays, and annual reports. The live voting can be seen at

Winning ” Pharmaleaders Power Brand  is an amazing achievement in the healthcare industry. But to win this award from the platform in Pharmaleaders is a significant win & achievement that recognises more than hard work.  In the most difficult discipline of all to be creative and innovative, this Award in healthcare excellence celebrates the diligence of an initiative, innovation & milestone achievements committed to raising the bar of its industry’s perspective and at the same time celebrate the victory with the various associated stakeholders who not only demand high degree of business excellence, but support and encourage the recipient  to deliver.

The Pharma Leaders Awards has also committed to being the premier award show in  healthcare that sets standards, through industry leaders as judges and navigators as well as critics who know good from great and brilliant from best. Through the Pharma Leaders Awards, we are now seeing outstanding work across the board globally, not only in the conventional media but in new media, digital, viral integrated and interactive. This is what great shows do. Celebrate, recognise and encourage us all to do better is the guiding spirit.

Pharma Leaders Awards has an established record of leadership in research, innovation and in ongoing improvements to health services through strong healthcare leadership. These Awards seek to recognise outstanding health leadership by an individual or team resulting in positive change across the global health system. Pharma Leaders Awards attempt to  recognise outstanding individual and team contributions across priority areas selected by the Premier of Victoria, the Minister for Health, the Minister for Mental Health and Secretary, Department of Health. The Health Leader’s Award recognises outstanding leadership, by an individual or Companies for a distinctive recognition in a clear exhibition of top performances in various verticals.

Now in its 7th year, Pharma Leaders Awards received entries from healthcare corporations, hospitals, Medical Professionals, Research Scientist, and other allied disciplines listed in the award categories.

The Award ceremony is scheduled at 07.00 PM on 26th December 2014 onwards at the Grand Jade Room of Hotel sahara Star, Mumbai, India. Like every year, this will be attended by more than 300 power packed Healthcare Leaders in all disciple in the glittering award night followed by cocktail & Dinner.

Pharmaleaders is  India’s first opinion based & research driven bi-monthly magazine & has a decade of relentless reporting in Pharma Journalism in an unbiased, fearless & independent way. Over the last one decade, The Magazine has covered some of the biggest voices in healthcare Industry. Available both in digital & printed format, Pharmaleaders has emerged out as a leading title in voicing the opinion of the healthcare industry to the statutory Authorities like Ministry of Health & Family Affairs, Dept of Chemicals & Fertilizers, DCGA, FDA & many other institutions to present the pressing demands of the healthcare industry. Network 7 Media Group Media Outfit, a unit of Pharmaleaders, is a result of emergence of an extreme thought process in the form of some of the biggest & exclusive media properties that arose due to the frustration & disappointment of the present status-quo of the society in existence in the form of a careless & extremely insensitive administration of a large set-up. Network 7 Group has continuously strived to expose the misdeeds of the corrupt administrative fabrics or poor legislation or failure of a large entity in corporate governanance. Distinctively standing out of other media initiatives, Network 7 group has been in the forefront of championing the cause of good governance , fair, unbiased & independent reporting in national & international fields. Driven by the objective to address & deliberate some of the burning issues, sometimes neglected causes, Pharmaleaders is pioneering the concept of introducing a fierce democratic process in the form a mass resistance in bringing into the forefront of issues that matter most in the form of digital, printed, published, conclaves, summits & even in blogs & letters shoot out to the authoritative.  Headquartered in Mumbai, Network 7 Group Media Outfit is backed & operated by some of the biggest think-tanks of the contemporary society whose ideas & actions are reflected in the form of editorials & exclusive news findings. Network 7 Group Media is present in the form of digital media production, publications, high-profile international events & healthcare communications

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