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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories announces the launch of Hervycta® (trastuzumab biosimilar) in India




Hyderabad, India, July 26, 2018 — Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY) announced today that it has launched Hervycta® (Trastuzumab), a biosimilar of Roche’s Herceptin® in India, indicated for the treatment of HER2-positive cancers (early breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer and metastatic gastric cancer).

Dr. Reddy’s Hervycta® is available in strengths of 150mg and 440mg multiple dose vials.

Commenting on the launch, MV Ramana, CEO- Branded Markets (India and Emerging Markets), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, said, “We strive every day to do what matters most for patients. Hervycta® is a step forward in our effort to accelerate access to cancer patients in India, in the Oncology biosimilar space.”

Dr. Raymond  De Vré, Senior Vice President and Head, Biologics, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories added “The launch of Hervycta® will immensely benefit women in India who are suffering from HER2-positive breast cancer and are in need of access to high quality, affordable and innovative medicines.”

Herceptin® (marketed as Herclon™ in India) and its biosimilars had India sales of approximately INR 290 Crore MAT for the most recent twelve months ending in December 2017, according to Ipsos*.

Dr. Reddy’s currently has four biosimilar products commercialized in India and various emerging markets, and an active pipeline of several biosimilar products in the oncology and immunology space.

*Ipsos India Tandem Oncology Monitor 2017

About Biosimilars
Biosimilarity means1:

That the biological product is highly similar to the reference product notwithstanding minor differences in clinically inactive components; and,
There are no clinically meaningful differences between the biological product and the reference product in terms of the safety, purity, and potency of the product.

About Dr. Reddy’s: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY) is an integrated pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services & Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars and differentiated formulations. Our major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology. Dr. Reddy’s operates in markets across the globe. Our major markets include – USA, India, Russia & CIS countries, and Europe.