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Lupin Pharma developing new products to treat cancer, other diseases

The company is focussing on first-to-market kind of opportunities with its new products

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


is in the process of developing a pipeline of products under its new programme to treat various like and metabolic disorders, a top said.

The company, which last month inked a partnership with global pharma company for the development and commercialisation of its novel oncology drug to treat hematological cancers, is focussing on first-to-market kind of opportunities with its new products.

"The Novel and Development (NDDD) is focused and committed on developing a pipeline of highly differentiated and innovative new in various therapeutic areas like oncology, immunology and metabolic disorders," NDDD told

When asked about company's ambitions from the programme over the next two-three years, he said, "will focus NDDD activities to advance pipeline programs where there are first-to-market and/or best-in-class opportunities. Emphasis will be stressed on designing compounds that are differentiated in their respective class. This in turn will create attractive partnering opportunities."

Sharing details, Kamboj said the Mumbai-based company is currently working on developing various products, including two major ones to treat and

Lupin currently utilises its Pune-based research and development centre for NDDD programme.

Last month, licensed Lupin's (Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma Translocation Protein1) inhibitor programme. Through this partnership, gains exclusive global rights to develop and commercialise inhibitors.

Under the terms of the agreement with AbbVie, Lupin is entitled for an upfront payment of USD 30 million. Upon successful completion of regulatory, development and commercial milestones, the company is eligible to receive total milestone payments of up to USD 947 million.

Additionally, Lupin will be entitled to receive a double-digit royalty on the sales of the product and will retain commercial rights to the programme in India, the company added.

"The deal with AbbVie is a tribute to the outstanding scientific and technical progress that NDDD has been able to achieve," Kamboj said.

First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 10:20 IST