Zydus Cadila Plans Indian Remdesivir Entry In July
Interferon Studies In Mexico, IND in US
Zydus Cadila hopes to launch its version of Gilead’s remdesivir by end-July in India, even as earlier licensees Hetero Drugs and Cipla have just commercialized the antiviral. Plans for pegylated interferon alfa-2b to treat COVID-19 include a trial in Mexico and an IND in the US. Separately, desidustat is being considered for additional indications.
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Lauding a “significant milestone for Mylan, for the global public health community and, most importantly, for patients who are battling this pandemic,” Mylan has received approval in India for its remdesivir 100mg/vial product licensed from Gilead Sciences.
In the month ahead, Mylan and Upjohn will at last begin to make final preparations for their proposed combination while second-quarter results are expected from large cap companies including Novartis’ Sandoz, Amgen, Biogen and Pfizer.
Gilead licensees Hetero and Cipla introduce remdesivir, the antiviral seen as a potential treatment for COVID-19, in India. Pricing plans will be closely watched and supplies in the country are expected to stabilize soon, possibly turning to a surplus situation in several months.