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Lonza and Teva discontinue biosimilars joint venture
7:47 AM MDT | July 25, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh
Lonza and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Petaḥ Tiqwa, Israel) today said that, following a strategic review, they have decided to discontinue the previously announced collaboration for the development, manufacturing, and marketing of biosimilars. Lonza and Teva had agreed, in 2009, to establish the biosimilars jv. Biosimilars are approved versions of innovator biopharmaceutical products, made after patent expiry of the innovator product. Doubts were raised about the future of the jv after Lonza CEO Richard Ridinger, in an interview with a Swiss business...
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