YaoPharma launched a 3rd generation cephalosporin (licensed from the originator)

28 / 04 / 2017

YaoPharam recently launched a 3rd generation cephalosporin (Banan®), adding another blockbuster into its antibiotic portfolio. Banan® is a product licensed from the Japanese originator.

On March 22, 2017, YaoPharma announced that Banan® (Cefpodoxime Proxetil Tablets/for Suspension), the 3rd generation cephalosporin licensed from Daiichi Sankyo finished manufacturing and was officially launched in China market. It is said that through Sichuan Hexin Pharma, its wholly-owned subsidiary, YaoPharma acquired the registration certificate for this product from CFDA and complete manufacturing process and technology from the originator.

Banan® is originator’s patented drug. Its specification is stricter than national standard and much higher than similar products. YaoPharma has formulations of both tablets and oral suspension, which can fully satisfy the demands of adults and children. With a very low drug resistance rate, it is recommended by multiple Medication Guides from China and abroad.

According to IMS data, the sales of oral cephalosporins from China hospitals reached 5688 Million RMB in 2016, and 59.14% are from 3rd generation. YaoPharma grandly launched Banan® this time, which could be its next flagship product.