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Zydus, along with Bristol Myers Squibb and generics companies like Mylan, Cipla and Dr. Reddy’s, has been named in an antitrust suit involving BMS’ blockbuster drug Revlimid. For now, it expects revenues from the generic to stretch beyond Q4 FY’23. Meanwhile, a recent acquisition of Watson, which made APIs for the Teva group, should shore up declining API revenues
Benoit Opsomer, vice-president and head of bioprocessing, Asia Pacific, Merck Life Science, explains how recent targeted CDMO buyouts put the German group in pole position with services across the mRNA value chain, even as it supports global players such as BioNTech. Striking multi-country expansion of manufacturing footprint, including in China, is also underway amid rising demand for biopharma single-use assemblies.
Generic Revlimid and lanreotide propel Cipla’s US business to a high in the fiscal second quarter, with products like leuprolide depot set for debut ‘any time now’. Management signals cost edge for generic Advair as it awaits further word following a FDA establishment inspection report at its Indian site, while a Plan B is being initiated for generic Abraxane.
A leaked draft intellectual property chapter, purported to be the UK’s opening proposal, from a planned bilateral free trade agreement with India features several controversial provisions. These include nullifying an Indian regulation that disallows patents for "incremental" inventions, requirements around mandatory disclosures on the working of patents, as well as the introduction of data exclusivity. Legal experts weigh in on some of these long-standing contentious issues.
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