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Torrent Pharmaceuticals to market Vonoprazan of Takeda in India




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Torrent Pharmaceuticals to market Vonoprazan of Takeda in India

Torrent Pharmaceuticals has entered into a non-exclusive patent licensing agreement with Takeda to commercialize Vonoprazan in India. Vonoprozan is a novel potassium-competitive acid blocker, P-CAB, used for the treatment of acid related disorders - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Torrent will market Vonoprazan under its own trademark, Kabvie.

 As per a 2019 study published by Indian Journal of Gastroenterology prevalence of GERD in Indian population is around 8.2%, with a higher prevalence of around 11.1% in urban population. According to AWACS MAT April 2024 data, the Indian market for treatments used in GERD is valued at INR 8,064 crore, growing at 8% CAGR over the last 4 years. 

Currently treatments such as Pantoprazole (Proton Pump Inhibitors) are used to treat GERD. Availability of P-CABs such as Kabvie will make accessible new and effective treatments of GERD for the Indian population. 

Commenting on the agreement, Aman Mehta – Director, Torrent said, “We are delighted to commercialize this novel treatment for Indian patients. I am confident that the launch of Kabvie will aid in reducing the disease burden of GERD and further strengthen our Gastrointestinal offerings, augmenting our position as a leading player within the Indian Pharmaceutical Market.”

Torrent Pharma, with annual revenue of more than Rs 10,700 crores, is the flagship Company of the Torrent Group, with group revenue of more than Rs 40,000 crores. It is ranked 5th in the Indian Pharmaceuticals Market and is amongst the Top 5 in the therapeutics segments of Cardiovascular (CV), Gastrointestinal (GI), Central Nervous System (CNS), and Vitamins Minerals Nutritionals (VMN).