May 04, 2023
  • Agreement offers exclusive rights to commercialize six products in key areas of anti-infectives and oncology.
  • Products from Adalvo slated for near- to mid-term launches, with four out of six anticipated to be first-to-market
  • Sandoz continues to expand patient access to much-needed medications, drive patient savings, and ensure the sustainability of healthcare systems worldwide

Basel, May 4, 2023 – Sandoz, a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars, today announced that it has signed a distribution and collaboration agreement with Adalvo for exclusive Sandoz rights to commercialize six products in the US across key therapeutic areas, including antifungal/antibiotic, oncology and pulmonary.

“Sandoz is putting patients first by securing the rights to bring more affordable, equally effective treatments for a range of disorders that collectively affect millions of people in the US every year,” said Keren Haruvi, President, Sandoz Inc. “This agreement also helps advance our ambition to be the world’s largest and most valued generics company.”

These products, which are slated for near- to mid-term launches beginning in 2024, have a total addressable market size of approximately USD 3 bn, further advancing the Sandoz product pipeline in the key US generics market. The agreement also demonstrates the unwavering Sandoz commitment to pioneering patient access to critical medicines in areas of greatest unmet need.

In addition to building out the Sandoz US offering in these key areas, the antibiotic products would also underpin the Sandoz strategy of combatting the global spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by driving responsible access to a broad range of appropriate treatments.

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Sandoz, a Novartis division, is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. Our purpose is to pioneer access for patients by developing and commercializing novel, affordable approaches that address unmet medical needs. Our ambition is to be the world’s leading and most valued generics company. Our broad portfolio of high-quality medicines, covering major therapeutic areas, accounted for 2022 sales of USD 9.2 billion.

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