Zydus Cadila to launch immuno-suppressant in the US

Pharma giant Zydus Cadila said it received final approval from the USFDA to market immunonsuppressant Mycophenolate Mofetil injection.

The drug is indicated for use in combination with other drugs i.e., cyclosporine and corticosteroids for the prophylaxis of organ rejection in patients receiving renal, hepatic or cardiac transplants.

The drug will be manufactured at the group’s formulations manufacturing facility at Moraiya, Ahmedabad, the company said.

The group now has more than 140 approvals and has so far filed over 300 ANDAs since the commencement of the filing process in FY 2003-04.

Cadila was founded in 1952 by Ramanbhai Patel, formerly a lecturer in the L.M. College of Pharmacy, and his business partner Indravadan Modi. It evolved over the next four decades into an established pharmaceutical company and is today one of the world’s largest producers of generic drugs.