Axantia to market Lupin’s pegfilgrastim in the Middle East and North Africa

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On 1 February 2022, Indian multinational pharmaceutical company Lupin Ltd announced that it was entering into a License, Supply and Technology Sharing agreement with Axantia, to market Lupin’s pegfilgrastim biosimilar in certain territories in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Under the terms of the agreement, Axantia will register, distribute and market Lupin’s pegfilgrastim in Middle Eastern and North African territories, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Sudan, Libya and Algeria. Axantia will operate through its pharmaceutical subsidiaries – Pharma International Company and Med City Pharmaceutical Industries.

Lupin’s pegfilgrastim product is a biosimilar version of Amgen’s originator Neulasta. Pegfilgrastim stimulates the production of neutrophils and can be used to prevent infection in patients with reduced neutrophil count, such as those receiving chemotherapy.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted Lupin’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for the pegfilgrastim biosimilar in June 2021 [1]. Lupin also hopes to soon launch their etanercept biosimilar in the US [2].

This new agreement comes following Lupin’s December 2021 agreement with Biomm SA, to distribute and market Lupin’s pegfilgrastim biosimilar in Brazil [3].

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References
1. GaBI Online - Generics and Biosimilars Initiative. FDA accepts application for Lupin’s pegfilgrastim biosimilar [www.gabionline.net]. Mol, Belgium: Pro Pharma Communications International; [cited 2022 Feb 25]. Available from: www.gabionline.net/biosimilars/news/fda-accepts-application-for-lupin-s-pegfilgrastim-biosimilar
2. GaBI Online - Generics and Biosimilars Initiative. Lupin to launch etanercept and pegfilgrastim biosimilars in the US [www.gabionline.net]. Mol, Belgium: Pro Pharma Communications International; [cited 2022 Feb 25]. Available from: www.gabionline.net/biosimilars/news/Lupin-to-launch-etanercept-and-pegfilgrastim-biosimilars-in-the-US
3. GaBI Online - Generics and Biosimilars Initiative. Lupin forms partnership to market pegfilgrastim biosimilar in Brazil [www.gabionline.net]. Mol, Belgium: Pro Pharma Communications International; [cited 2022 Feb 25]. Available from: www.gabionline.net/biosimilars/news/lupin-forms-partnership-to-market-pegfilgrastim-biosimilar-in-brazil

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