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Biocon and Optimer Sign API Manufacturing Deal

11:08 PM MDT | May 25, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Biotechnology company and manufacturing services provider Biocon (Bangalore, India) says it has entered into a long-term supply agreement with biopharmaceutical company Optimer Pharmaceuticals (San Diego, CA) for the commercial manufacturing of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) fidaxomicin - Optimer's lead product candidate for the treatment of clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Fidaxomicin is a narrow spectrum antibiotic being developed for the treatment of CDI and Optimer has reported positive top-line results from two Phase 3 trials of...

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