Roche To Transfer Technology for Protease Inhibitor Saquinavir to Three Generic Drug Companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Kaiser Network Daily HIV/AIDS Report [USA], Published on: 25 September 2006

...Roche on Friday said it will provide three generic drug companies in sub-Saharan Africa assistance in producing the protease inhibitor saquinavir under its Technology Transfer Initiative (TTI)...The technology transfer for saquinavir - which is recommended by the World Health Organization as a second-line HIV/AIDS treatment in resource-poor countries - is available to drug makers in 63 developing nations...Roche will transfer the technology to South Africa-based Aspen Pharmacare and Kenya-based Cosmos and Universal Corp...Another 25 companies have expressed interest in the TTI.

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Related companies: Aspen Pharmacare Cosmos Roche Universal Corporation (Kenya)