Lupin Liquidating Japan JV With Yoshindo, Partners With I’Rom For Denosumab Biosimilar
Also Receives UK Approval For Lutio Generic Version Of Spiriva
Lupin is liquidating its share in a Japanese biosimilar joint venture with Yoshindo, leading the Indian firm to tie-up with familiar face I’Rom Group to develop and commercialize a biosimilar to Amgen’s Prolia/Xgeva (denosumab) in Japan’s $500m addressable market. Meanwhile, Lupin has also received UK approval for generic Spiriva.
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