Cipla acquires anti-infective ZEMDRI drug from Achaogen

Cipla acquires anti-infective ZEMDRI drug from Achaogen

11:19 AM, 26th July 2019
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WARREN, NEW JERSEY/MUMBAI, INDIA: Cipla USA Inc has acquired prescription drug ZEMDRI (Plazomicin) from Achaogen Inc. The company has acquired worldwide rights of ZEMDRI (excluding Greater China) with its allied assets and limited liabilities.

ZEMDRI is a once-daily novel intravenous (IV) aminoglycoside for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including pyelonephritis, in adults who are unresponsive to currently available treatment options.

ZEMDRI was approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) in June 2018, and was launched in the same year, with patent protection expected to continue until 2031 or 2032.

ZEMDRI is the latest milestone in Cipla’s history of proactive and humanitarian leadership in enabling access to life-saving drugs.

“The acquisition of ZEMDRI deepens our pipeline of specialty products in US in our identified focus areas of central nervous system, lung delivery of medicines, and institutionally administered products. With a robust front-end commercial infrastructure for US hospital sales in place, we expect to extract strong synergy from our IV Plazomicin and IV Tramadol assets,” said Umang Vohra, Managing Director and Global Chief Executive Officer, Cipla.

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