Glenmark Pharmaceuticals launches MINYM GEL - India's First Topical Minocycline 4% Gel for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Acne | MarketScreener

2022-07-30 00:34:18 By : Ms. Grace Sun

Mumbai, India - Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Glenmark), an innovation-driven global pharmaceutical company, has launched India's first topical Minocycline 4% Gel for the treatment of moderate to severe acne, under the brand name MINYM. This is a potent antibacterial gel which exerts a strong anti-inflammatory action It also offers the lowest MIC90 (minimum Inhibitory Concentration at which it stops/prevents visible growth of 90% of isolates of bacteria) compared to the available topical antibacterial formulations.

Topical antibacterial formulations are some of the commonly used class of drugs for the treatment of acne. With no new topical formulations being launched over the last 30 years, there has been a gradual increase in resistance to the currently available topical antibacterial formulationsi ii. MINYM Gel (Topical Minocycline 4% Gel) has been developed to address these growing concerns in treatment of acne and is safe to use in patients above 9 years of age.

Speaking at the launch, Alok Malik, Group Vice President & Head, India Formulations - Glenmark said, 'Glenmark is a leader in the dermatology segment in India and has been at the forefront in providing access to the latest treatment options to the patients. We are proud to introduce the first topical Minocycline-based - MINYM Gel, in India; proven for its potent antibacterial effect, anti-inflammatory action and lowest resistance, as a treatment option to patients aged 9 years and above suffering from acne.'

Acne is an inflammatory skin disease affecting millions of people worldwide. It involves the pilosebaceous units and presents with comedones, papules and pustules and is affected by numerous risk factors. Acne usually begins in puberty and affects many adolescents and young adults. In a study conducted by Glenmark in 2020, on the prevalence of acne in Indiaiii, it was observed that 45 percent of the patients were males and 55 percent were females; and almost 72 percent of the patients were in the adolescent group whereas 27 percent patients were in the adult group.

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (BSE: 532296 | NSE: GLENMARK) is an innovation-driven global pharmaceutical company with a presence across Specialty, Generics and OTC businesses. It focuses on the key therapeutic areas of respiratory, dermatology and oncology. The company has 10 world-class manufacturing facilities spread across 4 continents and operations in over 80 countries. Glenmark is ranked among the world's top 100 biopharmaceutical companies (Top 100 Companies Ranked by Pharmaceutical Sales, 2020, by In Vivo/Scrip 100) and among the world's top 50 companies in the off-patent sector (Top 50 Generics and Biosimilars Companies ranked by Sales, 2020, by Generics Bulletin/In Vivo). The company was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the world's most respected and widely accepted sustainability benchmarks, under the category of emerging markets (2021) for the fourth consecutive year in a row. For more information, visit

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