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U.S. FDA Grants QIDP Status for Wockhardt Anti-Infective Drug Discovery Program
Date:8/31/2014

of these drugs are effective against MRSA and have shown potential in treatment of HAP.  WCK 771 is an intravenous (IV) drug while WCK 2349 is a solid oral tablet, which is a significant positive for the drug development scenario as currently there is very little advance drug research in developing solid oral dosages.  Most of the research is in developing intravenous drugs which requires significantly higher medical attention and increased rate of hospitalization wherein the chances of catching other infections is very high."

Dr. Khorakiwala further added, "In addition to the fast track review of its drug application, QIDP status also grants a 5 year extension to the drug patents in USA which is a major support for the commercial aspect of the drug.  These drugs will be entering in their global Phase -3 clinical trials early next year."

Wockhardt started its Anti-infective program 17 years back in 1997 with single-minded focus on developing next generation antibiotics.  Its new drug research pipeline targets some of the major infectious diseases which have limited cure available and has shown encouraging results for the same.  Over the years it has significantly strengthened its new drug discovery R&D base and created strong clinical studies and regulatory team and infrastructure.

About Wockhardt:
Wockhardt is a highly technology intensive global pharmaceutical and biotechnology company.  It's multi-disciplinary and innovative R&D programmes globally, are strongly focused on creating Intellectual Properties. It has 3 research centres globally and manufacturing facilities across India, USA, UK and Ireland.  Wockhardt has a significant presence in USA, Europe and India, with 79% of its global revenues coming from international businesses.  With a large pool of
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