Biosimilar deals forge a trio of partnerships
Aflurry of activity in the biosimilar licensing arena has resulted in three new partnerships being struck. Lupin and Mylan have entered a deal for Mylan to sell the Indian firm’s etanercept candidate in various worldwide territories; Prestige Biopharma and Alvogen have agreed a licensing and supply arrangement on Prestige’s trastuzumab in central and eastern Europe (CEE); and Shanghai Henlius Biotech will allow Accord to sell its trastuzumab in more than 70 countries around the globe.
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