Live news , top stories, corporate news, company news, sector news, economy news, results analysis news, ceo interviews, fund manager interview, advisor interview, market news, bazaar talk, hot stocks news, ipo news, commodities news, mutual fund news, insurance news, news wire
21 March, 2018 14:20 IST
Lupin acquires Symbiomix Therapeutics LLC
Source: IRIS | 11 Oct, 2017, 12.20PM
Comments  |  Post Comment

Pharma major Lupin announced that its US subsidiary, Lupin, Inc., has acquired Symbiomix Therapeutics, LLC. Lupin had entered into an option to acquire the company earlier this year. Symbiomix is a privately held company focused on bringing innovative therapies to market for gynecologic infections that can have serious health consequences.

The acquisition has been made for a cash consideration of USD 150 million including a USD 50 million upfront and other time-based payments. In addition, there are sales based contingent payments. The acquisition is funded from internal funds. The transaction was closed today.

The acquisition of Symbiomix and the Solosec franchise significantly expands Lupin’s branded women’s health specialty business, which is presently anchored by Methergine (methylergonovine) tablets.

On September 15, 2017, the US FDA approved Symbiomix's lead product, Solosec (secnidazole) oral granules, for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in adult women. Lupin expects Solosec to be commercially available by mid-2018. Solosec has been designated as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of BV. QIDP designation is for medications intended to treat serious or life-threatening infections and makes Solosec eligible for at least 10 years of exclusivity in the United States.

The FDA approval of Solosec was supported by a comprehensive set of studies, including two pivotal trials in BV and an open label safety study, which demonstrated efficacy for single-dose Solosec 2g. Solosec is the first and only single dose oral treatment approved for BV, the most prevalent gynecologic infection in the U.S., affecting 21 million women ages 14 to 49 annually.

Compliance with the current leading therapy for BV has been shown to be only approximately 50%, and more than 50% of women treated for BV have a recurrence within 12 months. If left untreated or inadequately treated, BV can increase the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases and increase the risk of pre-term birth. US physicians prescribe more than 6 million prescriptions a year for bacterial vaginosis.

''We are delighted to complete the acquisition of Symbiomix and its Solosec brand, which immediately expands Lupin's US women's health specialty business into the highly-complementary gynecological infection sector,'' said Vinita Gupta, CEO of Lupin. "This transaction is an important milestone in the evolution of our Specialty business and gives Lupin a new therapeutic to bring to obstetricians and gynecologists to treat a serious health condition they see frequently in their practices.''

Shares of the company declined Rs 9.65, or 0.91%, to trade at Rs 1,050.95. The total volume of shares traded was 40,013 at the BSE (12.10 p.m., Wednesday).

Lupin Limited   (Q,N,C,F)*

Comments Post comment 
 Post Comment
Name Email
Security Code type    into this box
Company Update
Ashok Leyland bags orders for 2,100 buses from Tamil Nadu - 21-Mar-2018 10:17
Suzlon designs and produces India's longest wind turbine blade of 63 meters - 21-Mar-2018 10:11
Mphasis partners with Plug and Play - 21-Mar-2018 09:55
Force Motors signs JV agreement with MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH - 21-Mar-2018 09:48
TCS partners with Saudi Real Estate Refinance Co - 21-Mar-2018 09:44
GE Power India secures contract worth Rs 3.09 bn - 21-Mar-2018 09:40
Alembic Pharm intimates of USFDA inspection of facility at Panelav - 21-Mar-2018 09:37
Mahindra & Mahindra partners with Standard Chartered - 20-Mar-2018 12:36
BHEL commissions 1st unit of Kishanganga hydro-electric project - 20-Mar-2018 10:12
Suzlon wins two projects of 300 MW and 200 MW each under SECI bid - 20-Mar-2018 10:08
Granules India receives approval for Metformin ER tablets - 20-Mar-2018 10:05
Home  |   Shares  |   F&O  |   Mutual Funds  |   Loans  |   Insurance  |   News Centre
Wealth Tracker  |   Newsletters  |   Tax Corner  |   NRI Centre  |   Advertise
© All rights reserved. IRIS Business Services Limited
A Disclaimer