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Epirus grants Ranbaxy biosimilar marketing rights

January 9, 2014 2:08 AM UTC

Epirus Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (Boston, Mass.) granted Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (NSE:RANBAXY; BSE:500359) rights to commercialize BOW015 in India and undisclosed markets in Southeast Asia and North Africa. BOW015 is a biosimilar version of autoimmune drug Remicade infliximab from Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Epirus will receive an undisclosed upfront payment and is eligible for milestones, plus royalties. Epirus submitted a regulatory application for BOW015 in India in November and said it will submit applications in "targeted emerging markets" over the next 12 months. Ranbaxy is a subsidiary of Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4568). ...