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Actavis to Enter Biosimilars

8:37 AM MDT | September 8, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Generic pharmaceuticals producer Actavis (Hafnarfjordur, Iceland) says it plans to enter the field of biosimilars. Actavis has entered into an initial agreement with biotechnology company Bioton (Warsaw) to facilitate discussions for possibly entering into an agreement to acquire 51% stake in Biopartners (Baar, Switzerland), a unit of Bioton. Actavis will perform a due diligence of Biopartners. Financial terms have not yet been agreed. “By entering into biosimilars the generic companies gain access to a portfolio that requires a new approach to development...

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