Mylan Signs Agreement with Gilead to Enhance Access to Tenofovir Alafenamide-based HIV Treatments in Developing Countries
Mylan, Inc, announced that its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited has entered into an agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc, under which Mylan has licensed the non-exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute Tenofovir Alafenamide as both a single agent product and in combination with other drugs.
Dec. 1, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) announced that its subsidiary
Mylan Laboratories Limited
has entered into an agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. under which Mylan has licensed the non-exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) as both a single agent product and in combination with other drugs. Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) is an investigational antiretroviral drug for the treatment of HIV-1 infection.
The license being granted to Mylan extends to 112 countries, which together account for more than 30 million people living with HIV, representing 84% of those infected globally.1
said, "Mylan's mission is to provide the world's 7 billion people access to high quality medicines and set new standards in health care. By working with partners like Gilead to help ensure access to innovative new products such as Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) in the countries hardest hit by this disease, we can help stem the tide of HIV/AIDS around the world."
As part of the licensing agreement, on
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) approval, Mylan will receive a technology transfer from Gilead, enabling the company to manufacture low-cost versions of Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF), if approved as a single agent or in approved combinations containing Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) for developing markets.
Phase III trials by Gilead Sciences met their primary objective supporting the potential for Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) to provide a new treatment option for individuals living with HIV.
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Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in health care. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make reliability and service excellence a habit; do what's right, not what's easy; and impact the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a growing portfolio of more than 1,300 generic pharmaceuticals and several brand medications. In addition, we offer a wide range of antiretroviral therapies, upon which approximately 40% of HIV/AIDS patients in developing countries depend. We also operate one of the largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers and currently market products in approximately 140 countries and territories. Our workforce of more than 20,000 people is dedicated to improving the customer experience and increasing pharmaceutical access to consumers around the world. Learn more at mylan.com.