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Dr Reddy's Lab stock gains over 1% on acquisition of Eton Pharma's injectable portfolio

The acquisition will complement Dr. Reddy's U.S. institutional business with limited competition injectable products.

June 27, 2022 12:40 IST | India Infoline News Service
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. has announced that it has acquired a portfolio of branded and generic injectable products from Deer Park, Illinois, based Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The portfolio includes the Biorphen (phenylephrine hydrocholoride) Injection and Rezipres (ephedrine hydrochloride) Injection NDAs with nine separate combinations of strengths and presentations and one first-to-file approved ANDA for Cysteine Hydrochloride for the U.S. One strength each of Biorphen and Rezipres are currently commercially available in the U.S. The acquisition will complement Dr. Reddy's U.S. institutional business with limited competition injectable products.

Under the terms of the agreement, Dr. Reddy's acquired the Eton portfolio for an upfront payment of approximately $5 million in cash, plus contingent payments of up to $45 million. The acquisition supports Dr. Reddy's efforts to accelerate and expand affordable medications for patients.

"Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been concerns about access to some critical care products for hospitals and health systems. This acquisition provides our North America organization with a foundational footprint to help address products that are not always readily available for patients," says Marc Kikuchi, Chief Executive Officer, North America Generics, Dr. Reddy's. "For these and many other reasons, I believe we are well-positioned to integrate the portfolio and grow the business."

The value of total addressable market for these products in the U.S. is approximat $174 million for the calendar year ending in April 2022 according to IQVIA.

At around 12:40 PM, Dr Reddys Laboratories was trading at Rs4,357.30 per share up by Rs48.55 or 1.13% from its previous closing of Rs4,308.75 per share on the BSE.

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