Navigation Links
Cipla Launches the World's First Generic Pirfenidone in India, Giving Hope to Sufferers of IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis)
Date:10/20/2010

Cipla Launches the World's First Generic Pirfenidone in India, Giving Hope to... -- MUMBAI, India, October 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --


Advanced Search Search

  
Close
  1. Send a release
  2. Member sign in
  3. Become a member
  4. For journalists
  5. Global sites
PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring
  1. Products & Services
  2. Knowledge Center
  3. Browse News Releases
  4. Contact PR Newswire
Health Care & Hospitals, Medical Equipment, Medical Pharmaceuticals, New Products & Services, Clinical Trials & Medical Discoveries Click to view news release full screen  

Cipla Launches the World's First Generic Pirfenidone in India, Giving Hope to Sufferers of IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis)

 

MUMBAI, India, October 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cipla, among the world's leading generic pharmaceutical companies, has introduced Pirfenidone in India under the brand name Pirfenex, for the treatment of IPF. A chronic progressive form of lung disease, IPF has average survival rates as low as 3-5 years which is less than many cancers. Till now there is no approved treatment for IPF. Pirfenidone is a novel anti-fibrotic drug which through clinical trials has shown to slow down progression of this terminal disease and stabilize lung function.

Cipla's technical prowess along with leadership in terms of range of drugs and therapeutic categories in the respiratory segment, is leading the fight to provide world class affordable treatment for patients with orphan diseases. Commenting on the launch, Dr. J Gogtay, Medical Director, Cipla, said, "The launch of Pirfenex is a significant step forward. With increased availability and affordability, Pirfenex could now offer hope to those afflicted with this condition."

Pirfenex will be manufactured at Cipla's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Himachal Pradesh, India which is approved by WHO, MCC -South Africa and TGA - Australia.

In addition to the launch, Cipla will host and disseminate a series of lectures on IPF to physicians in India and across the world. Addressing the delegates Prof Luca Richeldi, Director, Center for Rare Lung Diseases, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, said, "Patients affected by IPF have a distinctively poor prognosis, and until now no drugs have been approved to treat IPF. Pirfenidone represents the first concrete chance of slowing down disease progression. The effect on increasing progression free survival, as showed in three combined studies, coupled with an acceptable safety profile, opens up a new path for better management of IPF."

Last year Cipla launched the world's first generic Bosentan, for the treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. With the launch of Pirfenex, Cipla reaffirms its leadership in the respiratory arena with products and services in 8 therapeutic areas viz. asthma, COPD, allergic rhinitis, respiratory infections, pulmonary and critical care, pulmonary arterial hypertension, lung cancer and IPF.

About Cipla:

Cipla laid foundations for the Indian pharmaceutical industry back in 1935 with the vision to make India self-reliant in healthcare. Over the years Cipla has emerged as one of the most respected names not just in India but worldwide. Its state of the art R&D centre has given the country and the world many firsts. This includes the revolutionary AIDS cocktail for less than a dollar a day. With over 40 manufacturing units across the country, Cipla manufactures over 1200 products in 80 therapies.

With a turnover of over US $ 1 billion, Cipla serves doctors and patients in over 180 countries. It has earned a name for maintaining one global standard across all its products and services. Cipla continues to support, improve and save millions of lives with its high-quality drugs and innovative devices. (http://www.cipla.com)

Media Contact: Antara +91-99-67516441/+91-22-23025813 antara.mukherjee@cipla.com
'/>"/>

SOURCE Cipla Limited
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Frost & Sullivan Award Underlines Cipla Medpros Status as Company of the Year in the South African Generic Pharmaceutical Market
2. Stereotaxis Launches the Odyssey Interventional Network for Superior Online Cardiovascular Education and Training
3. Brazoria County Launches Free Prescription Discount Card
4. BioMolecular Therapeutics, a New Global Player in RNAi Therapeutics, Launches Company and Adds Key Advisors
5. endpoint Launches PULSE 2.0 Allowing Clinical Research Teams to Save Additional Time and Money By Rapidly Deploying Studies With Custom Reporting
6. Aircraft Medical Launches Worlds First Low Cost Video Laryngoscope
7. Cantel Medical Corp. Launches New Medical Face Mask Addressing Issue of Fit
8. New England Biolabs Launches a Suite of Innovative Tools to Advance Epigenetics Research, Including PCR-Based Assay to Identify and Quantitate 5-hmC in Epigenome
9. International Medical News Group Relaunches Internal Medicine News Digital Network and Hospitalist News Digital Network
10. Physicians Interactive Launches Partnership with SampleMD to Expand Sampling Options for Clinicians and Reduce Costs for Patients
11. Terso Solutions Launches New RFID-Enabled Freezer for Inventory Management in Hospitals, Research Labs, Manufacturers and Distributors, and Crime Labs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/8/2017)... June 8, 2017   Responding to Heath Ledger,s ... the death of singer Chris Cornell in May, ... International offers a free online psychiatric drug ... and families about psychotropic drug risks. The ... died from an accidental overdose, has called for tighter rules ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... URBANDALE, Iowa , June 6, 2017  Diplomat Specialty Infusion ... a sterile compounding environment to its Iowa ... Urbandale now features an ISO 7 cleanroom—the ... a controlled environment with a low level of pollutants. ... serve more IV nutrition consumers and better serve our ...
(Date:6/2/2017)... , June 2, 2017  NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:  NXTM), a ... today announced new findings demonstrating positive biochemical outcomes related ... System One™. The data will be presented at the ... Madrid, Spain . The ... Home Dialysis Network in Europe ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... , ... John D'Eri, CEO of Rising Tide Car Wash , will ... during the Autism Society of America 's 49th annual conference to be held ... (DJFF) was founded in 2002 as the nation's first autism organization focused exclusively ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... MEDI+SIGN, a healthcare technology company that provides ... DHA, FACHE to the MEDI+SIGN Advisory Board. , “We are eager to ... invaluable direction for the company,” says Andrew Hoffman, President of MEDI+SIGN. , ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... The law firm of Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC ... of the DuPage County Bar Association’s Board of Directors. Cassioppi officially took on the ... Drake in Oak Brook. Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC attorney Stacey A. McCullough was also ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... As part of an effort coordinated ... Benefit Administrators (SPBA) has provided input to the U.S. Senate on health care reform. ... - KY), Charles E. Schumer (D - NY) and all other Senate members. This ...
(Date:6/19/2017)... , ... June 19, 2017 , ... ... brand new operating rooms this month. These additions will expand the capabilities of ... state-of-the-art facilities. One operating room will be solely dedicated to pediatric operations, while ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):