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Regulators in India routinely face flak over lengthy approval timelines, but drug firms failing to show up at pre-scheduled regulatory meetings does little to improve the situation. The reason for the no-shows is open to speculation. Absenteeism appears to be significant in areas such as oncology and hematology.
A hundred teneligliptin brands (including the combination) are said to now jostle for space in the competitive Indian DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4) inhibitor market. An uptick in volumes and a significant decline in the prices of teneligliptin probably mean that Merck’s Januvia and Novartis’ Galvus will need to keep a sharp eye on the molecule in the diabetes segment in India.
Lupin has snapped up Symbiomix Therapeutics in the US as it evolves its business from a predominantly straight-generics play to a model with an increasing mix of complex generics, specialty medicines and biosimilars. The latest deal gives Lupin access to a therapy in the women’s health segment recently approved by the US FDA.
AbbVie takes options on three oncolytic virus immunotherapies under development at Turnstone. Amgen and CytomX swap IP in cancer immunotherapy collaboration, while Nicox and pSivida will team to fight glaucoma and other eye diseases.
Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company’s baclofen GRS has failed to meet its primary endpoint in a US Phase III study, posing several tough questions for the firm. It may have to advance partnering plans for some assets and also review its cash flow situation closely.
Several Indian firms appear to be gearing for the launch of generic versions of apremilast, with innovator Celgene seemingly undisturbed with the goings on, at least for now.