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Lupin, Glenmark shift focus to inhalation and nasal Covid-19 drugs

Lupin working on remdesivir powder inhaler; Glenmark to do trials on Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray


Sohini Das Mumbai
After injectables and oral solid drugs, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on coming up with re-purposed inhalation products for Covid-19.
While Lupin is working on a remdesivir powder for inhalation, Glenmark has tied up with a Canadian Biotech firm for nitric oxide nasal spray that reduces Sars-CoV-2 viral load and thus transmission.
Remdesivir, an antiviral drug developed by American drug major Gilead for Ebola, was repurposed for Covid-19. The drug was in such demand during the first and second waves of the pandemic that massive shortages and spiralling black-market prices were reported.
Mumbai-based drug major Lupin has now

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First Published: Aug 29 2021 | 5:04 PM IST

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