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South Africa Announces AIDS Drug Venture With Swiss Lonza

February 13, 2012

Talks are underway between the Swiss drug maker Lonza and the government of South Africa to produce HIV medicines in that nation, where 5.6 million people are infected. "This joint venture, named Ketlaphela ["I will survive" in the Sotho language], will establish the first pharmaceutical plant to manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients for antiretroviral medicines in South Africa," said Science Minister Naledi Pandor.

The plant will help control the price of AIDS drugs in South Africa, which currently imports the main ingredients needed. South Africa will invest 1.1 billion rand (US $143 million) in the project, while Lonza will commit 500 million rand (US $65 million), said Pandor.

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