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Biocon hits record high after US FDA approves new breast cancer drug

The stock surged 10% to Rs 404 on BSE in early morning trade on back of heavy volumes.

SI Reporter  |  Mumbai 


surged 10% to Rs 404, also its record high on BSE in early morning trade, after the company announced that the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended the approval of Biocon's - a drug used to treat

“The committee voted 16-0 in support of eligible indications of the reference product, Herceptin®, which include HER2-positive in the metastatic and adjuvant settings,” said in press release.

CEO and Joint Managing Director Dr. Arun Chandavarkar said, “We welcome ODAC’s endorsement of our as it brings our collaboration a step closer to addressing the critical needs of cancer patients in the U.S. We now look forward to engaging with the FDA to seek final approval in order to expand access to a high-quality, affordable option for treating HER2-positive breast cancers.”

Mylan and Biocon's proposed also is under review by regulatory authorities in Australia, Canada, Europe and several emerging markets, the company said.

In past four trading sessions, the stock of surged 26% as compared to 0.86% rise in the S&P BSE Sensex.

At 09:52 am; the stock was up 9% at Rs 399 against 0.19% decline in the benchmark index. The counter has seen huge trading volumes with a combined 8.99 million representing 4.5% of total equity of have changed hands in first 40 minutes of trade on NSE and BSE.

First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 10:04 IST