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Sub-Licensees

Shilpa Medicare

Sub-licences covering: tenofovir (TDF), emtricitabine (FTC), cobicistat (COBI), elvitegravir (EVG) and the Quad [a combination of tenofovir, FTC, COBI, and EVG].

In June 2013, the MPP, Shilpa Medicare and Gilead signed a sublicensing agreement allowing it to manufacture five key HIV medicines licensed to the MPP by Gilead Sciences in July 2011.

Aurobindo Pharma Limited

Sub-licences covering: abacavir (ABC), emtricitabine (FTC), cobicistat (COBI), elvitegravir (EVG) and the Quad [a combination of tenofovir, FTC, COBI, and EVG].

In June 2013, the MPP signed a sublicensing agreement with Aurobindo allowing it to manufacture abacavir for paediatric use in the 118 countries where 98.7% of children living with HIV reside. In October 2011, the MPP signed a sublicensing agreement with key generics manufacturer Aurobindo covering FTC, COBI, EVG, and the Quad. Aurobindo chose to take advantage of a key provision negotiated by the Pool so it can sell tenofovir to a larger number of countries and without paying royalties.

Shasun Pharma Solutions

Sub-licences covering: tenofovir (TDF), emtricitabine (FTC), cobicistat (COBI), elvitegravir (EVG), and the Quad [a combination of TDF, FTC, COBI, and EVG].

On 25 February 2013, the MPP signed a sublicensing agreement with active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer Shasun Pharma Solutions.

Laurus Labs

Sub-licences covering: tenofovir (TDF), emtricitabine (FTC), cobicistat (COBI), elvitegravir (EVG), and the Quad [a combination of TDF, FTC, COBI, and EVG].

On 26 September 2012, the MPP signed a sublicensing agreement with active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer Laurus Labs.

Hetero Labs

Sub-licences covering: emtricitabine (FTC), cobicistat (COBI), elvitegravir (EVG) and the Quad [a combination of tenofovir, FTC, COBI, and EVG].

In July 2012, the MPP signed a sublicensing agreement with leading generic ARV manufacturer Hetero. Hetero, like Aurobindo and Emcure, chose to take advantage of a key provision negotiated by the Pool so it can sell tenofovir to a larger number of countries and without paying royalties.

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited

Sub-licences covering: emtricitabine (FTC), cobicistat (COBI), elvitegravir (EVG) and the Quad [a combination of tenofovir, FTC, COBI, and EVG].

In January 2012, the MPP signed a sublicensing agreement with key generics manufacturer Emcure. Emcure, like Aurobindo, chose to take advantage of a key provision negotiated by the Pool so it can sell tenofovir to a larger number of countries and without paying royalties.

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