Biocon Biologics finalizes Viatris European biosimilars integration

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Biocon Biologics finalizes Viatris European biosimilars integration
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Biocon Biologics Ltd (BBL) has announced the completion of its integration of Viatris' European biosimilars business, marking a significant milestone in its expansion strategy. The integration, which follows previous mergers into over 70 emerging markets by July 2023 and North America by September 2023, positions BBL as a key player in the global biosimilars market.

The company's European portfolio now includes seven biosimilars, such as Insulin Aspart, Insulin Glargine, and Bevacizumab, targeting critical health conditions like diabetes, oncology, and autoimmune diseases. This expansion is pivotal for BBL's aim to lead the biosimilars market, as noted by CEO & Managing Director Shreehas Tambe. Jozef Belcik, Head of Commercial Europe & JANZ, also emphasized the historic significance of this development for biosimilar progress within Europe.

The integration allows BBL to commercialize these products across thirty-one European countries, enhancing the company's offerings and its impact on patient care. The move is expected to broaden healthcare accessibility, with the company already serving over 5.7 million patients globally and twenty products in its ambitious pipeline.

An IQVIA report has underscored the economic benefits of biosimilar competition in Europe, citing cost savings exceeding €30 billion and substantial patient treatment benefits since their introduction.

Biocon Ltd. (NS: BION ), the parent company of BBL, has been listed since 2004 and is known for its innovation in biopharmaceuticals, focusing on chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer. While Biocon is optimistic about future developments, it remains cautious, acknowledging that economic conditions and regulatory changes could affect the biotechnology sector globally.

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