Biocon at lifetime peak, stock surges 11 pc on BSE

Buoyed by the move, the stock made a remarkable start, surging by 11.21 per cent to touch its lifetime high of Rs 447.90 at the BSE. In a similar fashion, the Bangalore-headquartered firm zoomed by 10 per cent to trade at Rs 443.45 on the National Stock Exchange.

Over 47 lakh shares of the biotech major were traded on the stock exchanges in the morning trade. Biocon and Pfizer have entered into a strategic global agreement for the worldwide commercialisation of Biocon's bio-similar versions of insulin and insulin analog products.

Bio-similar version are official approved versions of innovator bio-pharmaceutical products made by a different sponsor after the patent expiry of the product. Meanwhile, the BSE bellwether Sensex was quoting flat at 20,158.77, after opening the session with a gain of 163 points.

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