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Eskayef launches first US FDA-approved oral Covid medicine in Bangladesh

Eskayef launches first US FDA-approved oral Covid medicine in Bangladesh

30, Dec,2021

Source: The Daily Star
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Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited, one of the leading drug manufacturing companies of Bangladesh, has received emergency use authorisation for a novel oral antiviral medicine for the treatment of Covid-19 -- world's 1st generic version of Nirmatrelvir tablets co-packaged with Ritonavir tablets -- with the brand name "Paxovir". The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorisation (EUA) for Nirmatrelvir tablets and Ritonavir tablets, co-packaged for oral use for .....

Molnupiravir to be a game changer: Physicians

13, Nov,2021

The country’s top physicians have termed molnupiravir a 'game changer' as it will fulfill the need of the medicine that physicians were waiting for to treat of the highly contagious disease, coronavirus. Thanking pharmaceutical company Eskayef for bringing the medicine to Bangladeshi market, the physicians said it will change the situation [of Covid-19] in Bangladesh. They made these remarks at a scientific seminar at a hotel in the capital on Saturday, organised by top pharmaceutical company Eskayef, where teachers, physicians and students of different medical colleges .....

Eskayef’s Covid pill hits market

Eskayef’s Covid pill hits market

10, Nov,2021

Source: The Daily Star

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Eskayef Pharmaceuticals yesterday rolled out the world's first oral anti-Covid drug Molnupiravir after the drug administration gave emergency production and marketing authorisation of the pill that is said to halve the rate of hospitalisations and deaths in high-risk Covid-19 patients. Called Monuvir, the tablet, which costs Tk 50, is available in all drug stores and hospitals all over the country, according to Mohammad Mujahidul Islam, executive director of Eskayef's marketing and .....

Oral medicine for Covid-19 now available in Bangladesh

09, Nov,2021

Source: The Business Standard
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Molnupiravir, the first oral medicine for Covid-19, is now available in the country's domestic market. Beximco Pharmaceuticals launched their generic version of the medicine, "Emorivir – 200," on Monday night. Later on Tuesday, SKF Pharmaceuticals began to supply the medicine. Square Pharmaceuticals is scheduled to bring the medicine to market within a week, and Renata Limited plans to bring the medicine within the next two weeks. The Directorate General of Drug .....

Merck’s COVID-19 pill molnupiravir hits Bangladesh markets

Merck’s COVID-19 pill molnupiravir hits Bangladesh markets

09, Nov,2021

Source: The Financial Express

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Bangladesh’s pharmaceutical companies have begun marketing generic versions of Merck's COVID-19 antiviral drug molnupiravir, the first of its kind, upon approval from regulators. Beximco began the sales on Tuesday after getting the emergency production and marketing authorisation on Monday, said Maj Gen Md Mahbubur Rahman, director-general of the Directorate General of Drug Administration. Eskayef and Square Pharmaceuticals, who received nods for the production and marketing of .....

Development of oncology drugs in Bangladesh: A success story

04, Feb,2021

Just 12 years ago, Bangladesh was a 100 percent importer of oncology drugs. Today, it is an exporter that also meets local needs. This was possible due to the efforts of local pharmaceutical companies, their far-sighted vision and the trust patients have in local products.

In the past 10 years, pharmaceutical companies such as Beacon, Eskayef, Renata, Incepta, Healthcare, and Techno Pharma have come to manufacture more than 110 types of oncological drugs. Just six to seven years ago, around 50 percent of the lifesaving medications had to be imported, posing risks of .....

Drug-makers stay strong in a tough year

Drug-makers stay strong in a tough year

31, Dec,2020

Most of the industries in Bangladesh witnessed drastic fall in profits in the outgoing year due to the protracted pandemic. The pharmaceuticals industry was an exception. Complete and credible data are yet to be released, but industry leaders say the domestic market saw a handsome growth in 2020.

The industry clocked 17.36 per cent higher export growth during the July to November, bringing home $69.82 million. "The pharmaceuticals industry achieved good growth as patients have started to visit hospitals again to receive treatment and doctors are seeing patients," said Rabbur .....

Eskayef Oncology manufacturing facility gets EU GMP approval

02, Oct,2020

The oncology manufacturing facility of Eskayef Pharmaceuticals, one of the finest medicine manufacturing companies in Bangladesh, has obtained the approval of European Union Good Manufacturing Practice (EU GMP) for maintaining its standard in production of oncology drugs. As a result, the people of Bangladesh can now get world class medicines in the country to treatment cancer patients. Eskayef Pharmaceuticals is the first ever Bangladeshi company to get the approval of EU GMP, a highly prestigious standard that a medicines manufacturer must meet in their production processes. The .....

A Bangladesh pharma company causes heartburn in India's drugmakers

A Bangladesh pharma company causes heartburn in India's drugmakers

09, Jun,2020

Source: Moneycontrol

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Eskayef Pharma had been quick to take advantage of international trade rules that allow nations defined by the United Nations as least-developed countries to ignore patents and produce affordable drugs.

The Maharashtra government's decision to import Gilead's antiviral drug Remdesivir from Bangladesh drug maker Eskayef Pharmaceuticals has taken the Indian pharmaceutical industry by surprise. But analysts and legal experts pointed out that it is perfectly legal to import the drug if .....

COVID-19: Eskayef first to produce remdesivir in the country

09, May,2020

Source: Prothom Alo
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Eskayef Pharmaceuticals, one of the leading drug manufacturing companies of the country, has successfully produced remdesivir, the drug used to treat coronavirus. All procedures for production have been completed and preparations have begun from Friday morning for distribution of the drug. Managing director and chief executive officer of Eskayef, Simeen Hossain, speaking to Prothom Alo, said at this crucial time in the country, we are happy to give the people the good news that we have .....

Bangladeshi firm makes generic remdesivir

Bangladeshi firm makes generic remdesivir

09, May,2020

Srouce: The Canberra Times

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A Bangladeshi company says it has produced the first generic version of the anti-viral drug remdesivir, which is currently being tested as a possible treatment for COVID-19. "We have successfully completed all the steps in the manufacturing of remdesivir," Simeen Hossain, head of Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Bangladesh Limited, said on Friday about the production of the drug developed and patented by Gilead Sciences in the US. The announcement comes as Gilead negotiates with pharmaceutical .....

Eskayef first to produce Remdesivir in the country

08, May,2020

Source: The Daily Star
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Eskayef Pharmaceuticals, one of the leading drug manufacturing companies of the country, has successfully produced Remdesivir, the drug used to treat coronavirus. All procedures for production have been completed and preparations have begun from Friday (today) morning for distribution of the drug. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Eskayef, Simeen Hossain, speaking to The Daily Star, said at this crucial time in the country, we are happy to give the people the good news that .....

Eskayef produces Remdesivir in Bangladesh

Eskayef produces Remdesivir in Bangladesh

08, May,2020

Source: The Daily Sun

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Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited has completed the production of Remdisivir, the drug which is proved to be effective in treating COVID-19 patients. After completion of all production process, the company started to distribute the drug on Friday, according to a media statement. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Eskayef Simeen Hossain in a media statement said, we are glad to inform you that Remdesivir, the only effective drug against coronavirus, is now at our .....

Novo Nordisk signs MoU with Eskayef for advanced insulin manufacturing

Novo Nordisk signs MoU with Eskayef for advanced insulin manufacturing

31, Jan,2018
In a moment of historical significance, Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd of Bangladesh for state-of-the-art technology transfer for advanced insulin manufacturing. “This is a defining moment for Novo Nordisk in Bangladesh,” said Sebnem Avsar Tuna, corporate vice president of the company’s Oceania and South East Asia regions, at a ceremony held to mark the signing of the MoU at a local hotel in Dhaka. Under this agreement, for the first time ever Danish advanced technology for .....
Novo Nordisk, Eskayef launch locally made insulins

Novo Nordisk, Eskayef launch locally made insulins

06, Dec,2012
Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker, yesterday launched three locally manufactured insulin products in Bangladesh. The three products -- Mixtard 30, Insulatard and Actrapid -- all manufactured by the Danish company's local partner Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd, were unveiled at a ceremony at the Westin Hotel in the city. With the launch, Novo Nordisk, which controls 75 percent of the local insulin market, and Eskayef, Bangladesh's one of the fastest growing medicine makers, will be able to take the insulin products to the patients at affordable prices. This is the first time the .....