American biotechnology firm Gilead Sciences and Indian pharmaceutical company Zydus launched SoviHep, a drug for treating Hepatitis C.
On Tuesday, March 17, Zydus issued a statement that confirmed it has signed a non-exclusive agreement with Gilead Sciences, which will enable the company to manufacture sofosbuvir, trade name SoviHep, as well as fixed-dose combination of sofosbuvir/ ledipasvir for circulation in more than 90 countries, which includes India. The drug will be marketed by Zydus Heptiza, which is a specialty division in the group.
Hepatitis C may affect the quality of life for patients. Pankaj Patel, Managing Director and Chairman of the Zydus Group, reveals that the launch of SoviHep will provide better treatment for the disease and improve the quality of life for millions of people.
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