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Published on 8 February 2013

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Glenmark launches first UK generic

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Glenmark Generics (Europe) Limited (GGEL) has announced the first generic launch of Atovaquone Proguanil in the UK following the revocation of the Malarone patent in the High Court in the UK.
Judgement has today been handed down in the case of Glenmark Generics (Europe) Limited and Generics [UK] Limited t/a Mylan versus The Wellcome Foundation & Glaxo Group Limited. The case involved the revocation of Glaxo’s patent for its anti-malarial product Malarone. Following proceedings in the High Court, Mr Justice Arnold revoked Glaxo’s patent on the basis that it was obvious.
Atovaquone Proguanil is indicated for the prophylaxis and treatment of acute, uncomplicated p.falciparum malaria particularly where there is likely to be resistance.Based on IMS Health sales data for the 12 month period ending Sept 2012, Atovaquone Proguanil garnered sales of €20.69 million in the UK.
Glenmark Generics (Europe) Limited is part of Glenmark Generics Limited. The European arm is headquartered in the UK and operates through its own entities and distribution partners in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Ireland. Glenmark Generics (Europe) Limited has an exciting portfolio of more than 300 Marketing authorisations approved in Europe. In addition to these internal filings, GGEL continues to identify and explore external development partnerships to supplement and accelerate the growth of the existing pipeline and portfolio.
About Glenmark Generics Limited
Glenmark Generics Limited (GGL) is a subsidiary of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited (Glenmark) and aims to be a global integrated Generic and API leader. GGL has an established presence in North America and developing an EU presence It primarily sells its FDF products in the United States (“US”) and the European Union (“EU”), as well as its oncology FDF products in South America. The Company supplies APIs to customers in approximately 63 countries, including the US, various countries in the EU, South America and India.


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