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Torrent is recalibrating strategy with the addition of chronic therapies from Dr. Reddy’s while it folds up an unsustainable liquids business in US. The latter resulted in the company reporting a Q4 loss but a timely bonus share issue propped up investor sentiment.
Zydus is pivoting to a multivariant version of its plasmid DNA vaccine against COVID-19, ZyCoV-D, after the original didn’t receive an encouraging response. It also looks to launch a Revlimid generic in the second wave while an opportunity might soon emerge from Takeda’s Pentasa.
In light of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Scrip looks at data to gauge if manufacturing partners for COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V or Light, in India, China and Korea could be left holding unsold inventory earmarked for exports
A few cases of COVID-19 relapse have Twitter abuzz about the need for data on Paxlovid’s effectiveness, particularly against the Omicron variant and in vaccinated individuals. Despite regulatory approval in India, the drug has not yet been included in treatment guidelines and a debate on recommended dosage now complicates matters
With the Yabao partnership, Lupin builds on a toehold gained through the Foncoo tie-up as it attempts to scale the market behind the Great Wall of China. Scrip takes a look at possible approaches and potential of the partnership
Shilpa Medicare’s plan for trials of an Eylea biosimilar shows the company’s ambition to leapfrog to a biosimilars-led growth strategy, one that Indian majors like Cipla and Lupin pivoted to post a successful generics program. However, the path isn’t going to be easy and Biocon/Viatris, Samsung Biologics are ahead