Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories launches Ertapenem for Injection in US

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has launched Ertapenem for Injection, 1 g/vial, a generic version of INVANZ (ertapenem for injection) for injection, 1 g/vial, which has approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the of various bacterial infections.

The Indian pharma company has extended its partnership with Gland Pharma to launch Ertapenem for Injection in the US. was developed by Merck.

Marc Kikuchi – CEO, Generics, said: “We are pleased to bring this important product to market at this time.

“We’re excited to extend our strategic partnership with Gland Pharma whose hard work, in collaboration with the team at Dr. Reddy’s, has enabled the execution of this launch.”

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories launches Ertapenem for Injection in US

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories launches Ertapenem for Injection in US. Photo courtesy of Arichuvadi/Wikipedia.org.

The Indian pharma company said that its Ertapenem for Injection, 1 g/vial, is available in packs of 10 vials per carton.

As per IQVIA Health, the brand and generic market had sales of around $205 million MAT in the for the most recent 12 months that ended March 2021.

Srinivas Sadu – MD and CEO of Gland Pharma said: “We are delighted about this collaboration, as it brings together Dr. Reddy’s experienced marketing and distribution capabilities and Gland Pharma’s robust development and manufacturing capabilities.

“Gland Pharma has an exclusive API supply arrangement for this product and a dedicated manufacturing facility in for Ertapenem Injection. With the launch of this product we see increased capacity utilization of this dedicated Penem facility.”

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