Lupin Pursues India Approval For Lucentis Biosimilar, COVID-19 Opportunities
Favors Voluntary Licensing
A bit late to the table, Lupin is exploring voluntary licensing for COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines from Gilead’s remdesivir to Merck’s molnupiravir. Meanwhile, pricing for a biosimilar to Lucentis, which has been filed for approval in India, will be keenly watched.
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