Roche Signs Agreements With Ethiopian, Zimbabwean Pharmaceutical Companies for Antiretroviral Production Training
May 31, 2007
Pharmaceutical company Roche on Tuesday announced that it has signed agreements with Addis Pharmaceutical Factory in Ethiopia and Varichem Pharmaceuticals in Zimbabwe to train the companies on how to develop generic antiretroviral drugs, AFX News reports. Under the agreements, which are part of Roche's 2006 Technology Transfer Initiative, the two African companies will be provided with no-cost technical training and guidance to manufacture generic antiretrovirals based on the processes used to develop Roche's second-line antiretroviral saquinavir (AFX News, 5/29).
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