Lupin and Mylan Partner to Commercialize Enbrel® (Etanercept) Biosimilar
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MUMBAI, India and HERTFORDSHIRE, UK and PITTSBURGH, PA, USA I June 28, 2018 I Pharma major Lupin Limited (Lupin) and global pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced that the two companies will partner to commercialize a biosimilar to Enbrel® (etanercept). Through the partnership agreement, Mylan will commercialize Lupin's proposed etanercept biosimilar in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Africa and most markets throughout Asia.
Enbrel is a TNF-inhibitor1 indicated to treat certain autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis and ankylosing spondylitis. Enbrel had global brand sales of approximately $11.6 billion for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2017, according to IQVIA.
Commenting on the development, Vinita Gupta, CEO, Lupin Limited said, "We are extremely pleased to announce this partnership as both Lupin and Mylan share a commitment to bring affordable and high quality medicines to market, especially in areas of unmet need. Mylan is well-positioned to commercialize our Etanercept biosimilar given their significant expertise and global infrastructure. This partnership enables us to accelerate our Etanercept market plans across multiple regions globally, as we continue to advance our pipeline of biosimilar candidates."
Mylan President Rajiv Malik commented, "The collaboration with Lupin is yet another positive step in our ongoing efforts to bring key biosimilars, like etanercept, to patients around the world as quickly as possible. The introduction of biosimilars is an important mechanism to help increase access to more affordable biologics treatments, and our industry-leading portfolio of 20 biosimilar products positions Mylan to be at the forefront of delivering those savings. We look forward to working closely with Lupin to commercialize their etanercept biosimilar and reach patients in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Africa and most Asian markets."
Lupin successfully completed its Etanercept biosimilar Phase 3 clinical trial in February 2018. Lupin has filed the product with the European Medicines Agency and plans to file the product in other jurisdictions.
Under the terms of the agreement, Lupin will receive an up-front payment of $15 million and potential commercial milestones together with an equal share in net profits of the product.
About Lupin Limited
Lupin is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company developing and delivering a wide range of branded & generic formulations, biotechnology products and APIs globally. The Company is a significant player in the Cardiovascular, Diabetology, Asthma, Pediatric, CNS, GI, Anti-Infective and NSAID space and holds global leadership position in the Anti-TB segment.
Lupin is the 12th and 8th largest generics pharmaceutical company by market capitalization (March 31st, 2018, Bloomberg) and revenues (December 30th 2017, Bloomberg LTM) respectively. The Company is the 4th largest pharmaceutical player in the US by prescriptions (IQVIA MAT March 2018); 3rd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by global revenues (December 30th 2017, Bloomberg LTM); 6th largest generic pharmaceutical player in Japan and 5th largest company in the Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IQVIA MAT March 2018).
For the financial year ended 31st March, 2018, Lupin's Consolidated sales and Net profits were at Rs. 155,598 million (USD 2.41 billion) and Rs. 2,513 million (USD 39 million) respectively. Please visit http://www.lupin.com for more information. You could also follow us on Twitter – www.twitter.com/lupinglobal.
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1 TNF-α (tumor necrosis factor alpha) is a cytokine that is involved in inhibition of tumorigenesis and defense against infection. Overexpression of TNF-α is implicated in a range of inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.