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More patent-related turbulence appears ahead for Novartis’s sacubitril/valsartan combination in India, with Torrent emerging as the new challenger. The companies are engaged in a legal battle and the Indian firm is also seeking a revocation of the patent on the star heart failure treatment.
Gland Pharma, controlled by Chinese group Fosun, makes shining debut on Indian stock markets despite a lukewarm response to its IPO. Will the buoyant market sentiment sustain amid edgy India-China relations?
A senior executive of Janssen’s supply chain leadership team outlines how the company handled activities in Asia Pacific at the height of the coronavirus outbreak, including ensuring continuous and rapid supplies of critical medicines in China. The company is also prepping against “multiple scenarios” to ensure global access for its potential COVID-19 vaccine.
Expert outlines how pharma can create resilient and secure supply chains and some benefits of localization.
Public Company Edition: Three companies postponed or withdrew their offerings, but drug developers continue to pursue IPOs. Also, Biocon, BMS and Epizyme raised money through new debt, Five Prime capitalized on positive data and Synthetic Biologic engaged a strategic advisor.
In a broad-ranging interview with Scrip, the ex-CEO of India's Hilleman Laboratories compares the profiles of leading COVID-19 vaccines and urges caution around how far some of the new data now rolling out should be interpreted. The executive also outlines solutions to tackle logistics issues and "vaccine hesitancy" in countries like India.