Shares of Panacea Biotec today
soared nearly 12 per cent after the company said it has
expanded its existing collaboration with Canada's Apotex Inc
for sales and distribution of Prasugrel tablets in the US.
The stock zoomed 11.95 per cent to settle at Rs 245.90 on
the BSE. Intra-day, it jumped 15.63 per cent to Rs 254.
At the NSE, it surged 10.91 per cent to close at Rs
The company's market valuation also went up by Rs 161.16
crore to Rs 1,506.16 crore.
In terms of volume, 1.91 lakh shares of the company were
traded on the BSE and over 12 lakh shares changed hands at the
NSE during the day.
Panacea Biotec said Prasugrel has annual sales of USD 600
million in the US and is indicated for reduction of thrombotic
cardiovascular events in people with acute coronary syndrome.
"Panacea Biotec has expanded its existing collaboration
with Apotex Inc, the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical
company, for sales and distribution of Prasugrel 5mg and 10mg
tablets (generic version of Eli Lilly's Effient) in the US,"
the company said in a BSE filing.
It further said: "The company has signed an exclusive
licence and supply agreement with Apotex for this purpose.
Under the terms of the agreement, Apotex shall be responsible
for sales and distribution of the product in the USA and the
company shall be responsible for manufacturing and supply".
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