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Panacea Biotec surges 15% on launch of Prasugrel drug in US market

The stock surged 15% to Rs 276, also its 52-week high on the BSE

SI Reporter  |  Mumbai 

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surged 15% to Rs 276, also its 52-week high on the BSE, after the company announced the launch of tablets in US market.

The company said that its first-to-file Abbreviated. New Drug Application (ANDA) of 5mg and 10mg tablets have been approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration (U.S.FDA).

Under the provisions of Hatch-Waxman Act, the Company is entitled for 180-days of shared marketing exclusivity for HCL tablets with this final FDA approval,” said in a press release.

The company earlier got the tentative approval for this ANDA on May 24, 2017.

According to an official release, the product has been launched in the market by Apotex Corp., the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company which is the exclusive sales and distribution partner for this product in the US.

said has annual sales of approximately USD 600 million in the US and is indicated for reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular (including stent thrombosis) events in people with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who are to be managed with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

At 01:16 PM; the stock was up 14% at Rs 273 on the BSE, as compared to 0.25% rise in the S&P BSE Sensex. The trading volumes on the counter jumped nearly five-fold with a combined 1.04 million shares changed hands on the BSE and NSE so far.

First Published: Tue, October 24 2017. 13:18 IST