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Zydus Cadila & Taiwan's TLC Ink Agreement To Market Medicine For Treating Black Fungus

Zydus Cadila and Taiwan-based speciality pharmaceutical firm TLC on Wednesday said that they have signed a pact to market Liposomal Amphotericin B

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As the number of Black Fungus (Mucormycosis) cases continue to increase in India, Zydus Cadila and Taiwan-based speciality pharmaceutical firm TLC on Wednesday said that they have signed a pact to market Liposomal Amphotericin B. It is a critical drug, which is used to treat Mucormycosis. Zydus Cadila in a statement said that the companies have announced the signing of an agreement to commercialise AmphoTLC (Amphotericin B Liposome for Injection 50mg) in India. 

Zydus Cadila said, "Under the terms of the agreement, TLC will manufacture and supply AmphoTLC on a non-exclusive basis to Zydus, and Zydus will commercialise the drug in India."

Black Fungus: Zydus Cadila & Taiwan's TLC ink pact

While stating that India is facing an acute shortage of the drug to treat Black Fungus, Cadila Healthcare MD Sharvil Patel said that the company is making Liposomal Amphotericin B available in India on an immediate basis. The need of the hour is to tackle this life-threatening infection with a safe and effective therapy, he added.

TLC President  George Yeh said, "...we will be delivering the first batch of AmphoTLC to India to help assuage the urgent need for one of the safest and most effective antifungal drugs very soon."

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization has approved the new drug application (NDA) of TLC for Amphotericin B Liposome for Injection 50mg for immediate importation as per approved usage and indication, Zydus Cadila said. With Black Fungus cases rising in India in recent days, AmphoTLC will address the country's acute Liposomal Amphotericin B shortage, it added. 

Mucormycosis is a serious fungal infection, also known as black fungus, and COVID-19 associated mucormycosis is life-threatening, the statement said. AmphoTLC is a Liposomal Amphotericin B injection indicated for severe systemic fungal infections such as mucormycosis, it added. Shares of Cadila Healthcare, the listed entity of Zydus Group, were trading at Rs 626.45 per scrip on BSE, up 0.64 per cent from the previous close. 

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