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First off the blocks, Natco gets India's regulatory nod for hep C copy

India's Natco Pharma said that it has received Indian regulatory approval to locally sell its generic version of Sovaldi, the hepatitis C treatment that costs $1,000 a day in the U.S., making it the first Indian license holder to do so and allowing it to set a bar on pricing in India and onto emerging markets.

India's Biocon keeps many irons in the fire, Malaysian plan on schedule

India's Biocon held a busy earnings call on Jan. 23 that highlighted extensive spending on research and keeping several deals rolling, though tight-lipped on a possible license to make Gilead's chronic hepatitis C products and said it will sell a 10% to 15% stake in its research services arm Syngene through an initial public offering.

Biocon to build new plant in Vizag, India

Biocon intends to build a new facility in Vizag, India, for manufacturing insulin products. It is a turnabout for the Indian company, which went to Malaysia with its first insulin facility, in part, over concerns that India was falling behind in providing dependable infrastructure to the pharma industry.

CPhI: Biocon will add 'multifold capacity' as it powers into biosimilars

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder and managing director of India's Biocon, has had an interesting 36-year journey from brew master to biosimilars maker. She says her vision has always been for Biocon to affect global health in a big way.

Bristol-Myers deepens its ties to Biocon's CRO and Indian R&D

As many drugmakers scale down their R&D presences in India, Bristol-Myers Squibb is strengthening its relationship with Syngene, the CRO arm of local giant Biocon.

Novartis fighting two-pronged legal battle in India on Galvus patent

Novartis, already in a legal battle to try to keep India's Wockhardt from launching a generic of its diabetes blockbuster Galvus, says it is now trying to prevent Biocon from doing the same thing.

UPDATED: Roche legal action messes with Mylan's India launch of its Herceptin biosimilar

Last year, Roche appeared to throw in the towel on its breast cancer drug Herceptin in India when it said it would not defend the patent there. But it has come back out swinging with a court action that has messed with this week's launch of a biosimilar from Mylan.

Mylan has hired away a new India president from Biocon, its partner there

Mylan turned to India's Biocon last year for expertise on making biosimilars. This year, the generic drug maker is turning to Biocon for someone to run its extensive operations in that country.

Mylan, Biocon ready to roll out Herceptin biosimilar in India

Mylan said today that it and Indian biologics partner Biocon have nabbed the first approval in India and will have a biosimilar of Herceptin (trastuzumab) ready to roll out early next year.

Biocon: Syngene is Asia's fastest-growing CRO

Syngene, the CRO arm of Indian biotech giant Biocon, is poised to swell about 20% a year, CEO Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said, making it the continent's fastest-growing service provider.