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  • Biocon Biologics Successfully Completes Integration of Viatris’ Biosimilar Business in 31 Countries in Europe

    Published on December 1, 2023

     Bengaluru, Karnataka : Biocon Biologics Ltd, a subsidiary of Biocon Ltd, today announced that the integration of the Viatris’ biosimilars business in 31 European countries has been successfully completed.

    Following the acquisition of substantially all of the global biosimilar business of Viatris in November 2022, and the related integration of over 70 emerging market countries in July 2023 and North America in September 2023, the full transition of Viatris’ biosimilars operations to Biocon Biologics Ltd in Europe represents another significant milestone as a world-leading biosimilars company.

    In Europe, Biocon Biologics portfolio includes 7 biosimilars: Insulin Aspart and Insulin Glargine, Bevacizumab, Pegfilgrastim, Trastuzumab, Adalimumab, and Etanercept.  At a global level, Biocon Biologics has a robust pipeline of 20 assets for diabetology, oncology, immunology, ophthalmology, and bone health. Serving over 5.7M patients annually, the Company is committed to providing access to high-quality therapies and solutions to patients, healthcare systems and governments across the globe.

    Shreehas Tambe, CEO & Managing Director, Biocon Biologics Ltd, said: “The integration of the Viatris’ biosimilar business in Europe ahead of schedule is another important milestone for Biocon Biologics in our journey as a global biosimilars leader. We are pleased to expand access to life-saving treatments for patients across Europe. Our unique, fully integrated capabilities and robust pipeline of 20 products will allows us to better address patient needs and be a reliable partner to health organisations.”

    Jozef Belcik, Head of Commercial Europe & JANZ, Biocon Biologics Ltd, said: “We are extremely pleased to have reached this historic moment and we are proud to lead the way in the advancement of biosimilars. As we continue to drive innovation and invest in the future, our mission is singularly focused on the development, manufacturing, distribution, and commercialization of biosimilars in Europe and in the world.”

    After the acquisition from Viatris, Biocon Biologics and its partners will commercialize biosimilar products in the following countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia,  Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and The United Kingdom.

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