Aug 08, 2012, 05.59 PM IST | Source: PTI

Strides Arcolab gets USFDA nod for generic anti-cancer drug

Pharma firm Strides Arcolab today said its subsidiary Onco Therapies Ltd has received final approval from the US health regulator for its generic version of Oxaliplatin injection used for treating cancer.

Pharma firm Strides Arcolab today said its subsidiary Onco Therapies Ltd has received final approval from the US health regulator for its generic version of Oxaliplatin injection used for treating cancer.
    
The nod from the US Food and Drug Administration is for Oxaliplatin injection in strengths of 50mg/10ml and 100mg/20ml, the company said in a statement.
    
"The company had in November 2011 received tentative approval from USFDA based on a Para III filing. This approval was later converted to a Para IV filing based on which USFDA has now granted final approval," it added.
    
A company usually makes a Para III filing when it does not have any plans to sell the generic drug until the expiry of the original patent, whereas a Para IV filing is made when it believes that its generic product does not infringe innovator's patent.
    
Citing IMS data, Strides said the US market for generic Oxaliplatin is approximately USD 1.5 billion.
    
"Oxaliplatin is part of the oncology portfolio licensed to Pfizer for the US market and the product is available for immediate launch," the company added.
    
Oxaliplatin is a chemotherapy drug used to treat advanced cancer of the colon and rectum. It is used in combination with other medications to slow or stop cancer cell growth.
     
Strides' scrip was trading at Rs 757.85 on the BSE in the afternoon, up 4.62% from previous close.

Strides Arcolab stock price

On April 17, 2014, Strides Arcolab closed at Rs 453.75, up Rs 0.20, or 0.04 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 1050.00 and the 52-week low was Rs 343.80.


The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 597.86 per share as per the quarter ended December 2013. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 0.76. The latest book value of the company is Rs 828.22 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 0.55.

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