Shares of Panacea Biotec today
rose by over 4 per cent after the company said it has received
final approval from the US health regulator to launch generic
Prasugrel tablets, used for preventing blood clots in people
with acute coronary syndrome, in the American market.
The stock gained 4.21 per cent to close at Rs 248.95 on
BSE. During the day, it zoomed 15.48 per cent to Rs 275.90.
On NSE, shares of the company rose 4.25 per cent to end
at Rs 247.35.
In terms of equity volume, 2.54 lakh shares of the
company were traded on BSE and over 13 lakh shares changed
hands on NSE during the day.
"The company's first-to-file abbreviated new drug
application (ANDA) of Prasugrel 5 mg and 10 mg tablets has
been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA),"
Panacea Biotec said in a BSE filing.
The tablets are generic version of Eli Lilly's Effient
tablets, it added.
Panacea Biotec Joint MD Rajesh Jain said: "Approval and
launch of this first to file ANDA product is an important
milestone to achieve growth in our US business."
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