Indian Firms to Make HIV Drug - Gilead Sciences licenses AIDS treatment Tenofovir to eight more Indian companies

Author: Red Herring [USA], Published on: 25 September 2006

Eight more Indian companies have received nonexclusive licenses from Gilead Sciences to manufacture and distribute the HIV drug Tenofovir...The [eight] Indian drug companies that struck the licensing deal were [Ranbaxy Laboratories], Aurobindo Pharma, J.B. Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Alkem Laboratories, FDC, Matrix Laboratories, Medchem International, and Shasun Chemicals and Drugs. In August...Gilead Sciences announced similar agreements with three Indian drug companies: Hetero Drugs, Emcure Pharmaceuticals, and Strides Arcolab... Indian licensee companies are optimistic...that they can make the HIV drug accessible to people across the developing world. [also refers to Roche, Aspen Pharmacare, Cosmos Pharmaceuticals, Universal Corp. (Kenya)]

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Related companies: Aspen Pharmacare Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals Cosmos Gilead Sciences Ranbaxy Laboratories Roche Universal Corporation (Kenya)