Gilead – HIV Treatment – Indian companies


[businesswire]

Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced today an expansion of its global access program in an effort to provide accelerated access to Gilead medicines for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. The changes announced today include new licensing terms with four India-based drug manufacturers – Hetero Drugs Ltd., Matrix Laboratories Ltd., Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. and Strides Arcolab Ltd. – for three drugs which are currently in late-stage clinical development. These Indian partners have played an active role in supplying treatment to patients in the developing world. In addition, Gilead is the first pharmaceutical company to enter a licensing agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool Foundation (the Pool).

We may recall J&J also entered similar non exclusive license agreement with these companies (link).

Excerpts from [Alertnet]

tenofovir, emtricitabine, cobicistat and elvitegravir, as well as a combination of these products in a single HIV pill known as the “Quad”.

cobicistat, elvitegravir and the Quad are still in clinical development

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