Lupin–Yabao partnership to bring paediatric medicines to China

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In April 2022, global pharmaceutical company, Lupin announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with China’s Yabao Pharmaceutical Company. Together, the companies will work to meet the growing demand for quality drugs with paediatric formulations in Chinese markets.

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China has a growing demand for paediatric formulations which is bolstered by the government’s support and policy measures. It has been reported that the market for paediatric drugs in China was expected to reach US$33 billion US in 2021, growing at a rate of just under 10%. With this new collaboration, Lupin hopes to access this burgeoning Chinese paediatrics market.

The collaboration also enables Lupin to take advantage of Yabao’s fully integrated development, manufacturing, and commercialization processes in China. In addition to marketing paediatric formulations in China, Lupin hopes to expand the collaboration with Yabao in other strategic therapeutics areas such as cardio-metabolic, central nervous system and gastroenterology.

Lupin has entered a number of strategic partnerships in other regions of the world [1, 2], however, this is the first specifically focused on bringing paediatric formulations to market.

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References
1. GaBI Online - Generics and Biosimilars Initiative. Axantia to market Lupin’s pegfilgrastim in the Middle East and North Africa [www.gabionline.net]. Mol, Belgium: Pro Pharma Communications International; [cited 2022 May 20]. Available from: www.gabionline.net/pharma-news/axantia-to-market-lupin-s-pegfilgrastim-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa
2. 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 May 20]. Available from: www.gabionline.net/biosimilars/news/lupin-forms-partnership-to-market-pegfilgrastim-biosimilar-in-brazil

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