New Delhi: Strides Arcolab on announced launch of the generic version of Hepatitis C drug 'Sofosbuvir' under the brand name 'Virso'.
The product will be available to Indian patients shortly, the Bangalore-based company said in a statement.
"In September 2014, Strides entered into a licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences Inc to bring Hepatitis C cure to 91 developing countries," Strides Arcolab said in a statement.
"We are pleased to announce this launch in partnership with Gilead Sciences, which is a big leap in our commitment towards bringing critical healthcare at affordable cost," Strides Arcolab CEO-pharma Mohan Kumar said.
Sofosbuvir has high potency, high barrier to resistance, pan genotypic activity, once-daily dosage, good safety profile and the limited drug-drug interactions, which makes it a breakthrough drug in Hepatitis C treatment.
This drug in combination therapy has shown to have high cure rates of around 90 per cent, Strides Arcolab said.
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