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.
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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