"Partnering with Pfizer enhances our ability to reach a larger base of customers and patients in need of quality treatment options"
The companies believe this is a highly complementary collaboration, which is expected to deliver 40 off-patent products, many of which are oncology therapeutics, to healthcare providers and patients in the U.S., by joining Pfizer's solid commercial infrastructure with Strides's high-quality manufacturing capabilities. The first of the products commercialized under this collaboration is expected to be launched in 2010.
"This Strides collaboration is new and exciting, and we are encouraged about the potential of this relationship," said David Simmons, president and general manager of Pfizer's Established Products Business Unit. "In addition, this agreement brings the total number of products in-licensed by our Established Products Business Unit to more than 200 - resulting in a total business unit portfolio of approximately 600 high-quality, reliable, and cost effective products for patients."
"Partnering with Pfizer enhances our ability to reach a larger base of customers and patients in need of quality treatment options," said Arun Kumar, Strides Founder and Managing Director. "We have established a reputation for efficient formulation development and technologies, manufacturing, and operational flexibility and are looking forward to bringing these strengths to bear in our collaboration with Pfizer."
Pfizer's Established Products Business Unit launched its U.S. Injectables team less than 10 months ago and is already marketing products in the U.S. Through this new collaboration with Strides, Pfizer continues to demonstrate its commitment to become one of the top players in the injectables market.
Strides Arcolab Limited: Leadership Through Partnering
Strides Arcolab is a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bangalore, India that develops and manufactures a wide range of IP-led niche pharmaceutical products with an emphasis on sterile injectables.
The company has 14 manufacturing facilities across 6 countries, including its joint venture with Aspen in India and has a marketing presence in more than 60 countries in developed and emerging markets. Manufacturing is ably supported by a 350-scientist strong global R&D Centre located in Bangalore.
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