On the index, Alkem Lab was the top performer, surging by 1.08% at Rs2,828.35 per piece.
Stocks like Divis Lab, Torrent Pharma, Lupin, Biocon and Aurobindo Pharma also contributed to the gains, soaring by 0.6-0.8%.
Lupin launched Tacrolimus Capsules USP, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 5 mg, after Lupin’s alliance partner Concord Biotech Limited (Concord) received approval for its ANDA from the USFDA.
Dr Reddy's and Sun Pharma advanced marginally.
However, Cipla was in the red but on a flat note.