Orion Corporation today announced it has signed a long-term license agreement with Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to commercialise Amneal’s generic products in Orion territories.
Under the terms of the agreement, Orion is granted exclusive licence to commercialise and sell Amneal’s generic products in most parts of Europe as well as in Australia and New Zealand. The initial portfolio will include a mix of generic products commercially available in the U.S. today, as well as selected pipeline products currently under development. Initial products will be registered throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand starting in 2023, with launches expected over the coming years.
“We are delighted to announce this collaboration with Amneal, and we look forward to working together to bring these treatments to patients,” said Dr. Liisa Hurme, President & CEO of Orion. “This agreement expands our footprint in the European generics market as well as in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, it supports our growth strategy and is yet another fine example how Orion grows its business through high-quality strategic partnerships.”
Chirag Patel and Chintu Patel, Amneal Co-Chief Executive Officers, stated, “International expansion is a key strategic priority for Amneal and today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to execute on that. As a company, we are extremely focused on finding partners who share our same values, ethics and ambitions, and we truly could not have found a better European partner than Orion. We are excited to bring our medicines to the second largest global pharmaceutical market, and we hope that today is only the beginning of our work together.”
Orion and Amneal will work together to develop and register products to Orion markets.
Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMRX), headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, is a fully integrated essential medicines company. We make healthy possible through the development, manufacturing, and distribution of generic and specialty pharmaceuticals, primarily within the United States. The Company has a diverse portfolio of over 250 products in its Generics segment and is expanding across a broad range of complex products and therapeutic areas, including injectables and biosimilars. In its Specialty segment, Amneal has a growing portfolio of branded pharmaceutical products focused primarily on central nervous system and endocrine disorders, with a pipeline focused on unmet needs. Through its AvKARE segment, the Company is a distributor of pharmaceuticals and other products for the U.S. federal government, retail, and institutional markets. For more, please visit www.amneal.com.
Orion is a globally operating Finnish pharmaceutical company – a builder of well-being. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The company is continuously developing new drugs and treatment methods. The core therapy areas of Orion's pharmaceutical R&D are oncology and pain. Orion's net sales in 2021 amounted to EUR 1,041 million and the company had about 3,350 employees at the end of the year. Orion's A and B shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
Tuukka Hirvonen, Investor Relations, Orion Corporation
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