Aurobindo’s Animal Health Acquisition, US Deceleration Surprise Analysts
Phase III Trials Of COVID-19 Vaccine Set To Begin
While its COVID-19 vaccine, partnered with US-based Vaxxinity, is set to move to Phase III trials, Aurobindo has acquired an animal health company as well as several ANDAs and OTC assets. The acquisition and a deceleration in US sales caught analysts by surprise.
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Aurobindo will formalize a succession plan in early December as managing director N Govindarajan, who has spent over a decade at the company, is set to move on. Meanwhile, though a settlement has been reached for generic Revlimid launch plans, development of a COVID-19 vaccine with partner Vaxxinity has hit a major roadblock
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