Update on Hikma’s launch of generic Advair Diskus
Vectura highlights update made by Hikma on launch of generic Advair Diskus®
Chippenham, UK - 21 April 2021: Vectura Group plc (LSE: VEC) ("Vectura "), an industry-leading specialist inhalation CDMO, highlights the announcement made today by Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC regarding its launch of generic Advair Diskus®.
Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC today posted the following statement:
"Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (Hikma), the multinational pharmaceutical company, announces that it has resumed the launch of its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Advair Diskus® in the US following US FDA approval of an amendment Hikma submitted to its Abbreviated New Drug Application in January 2021. The amendment reflected enhanced packaging controls to meet new industry standards adopted since the initial submission of its ANDA.
Hikma will immediately resume launch activities of its generic product for Advair Diskus® (Fluticasone Propionate and Salmeterol Inhalation Powder, USP), 100mcg/50mcg and 250mcg/50mcg doses in the US."
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Vectura Group plc
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Mary-Jane Elliott / Melissa Gardiner / David Daley
Vectura is a provider of innovative inhaled drug delivery services that enable partners to bring their medicines to patients. With differentiated proprietary technology and pharmaceutical development expertise, Vectura is one of the few companies globally with the device, formulation and development capabilities to deliver a broad range of complex inhaled therapies.
Vectura has thirteen key inhaled and eleven non-inhaled products marketed by partners with global royalty streams, and a diverse partnered portfolio of drugs in clinical development. Our partners include Hikma, Novartis, Sandoz (a division of Novartis AG), Mundipharma, Kyorin, GSK, Bayer, Chiesi, Almirall, and Tianjin KingYork.
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