Torrent Pharma inks pact with Takeda Pharma to commercialise GI drug in India – Times of India

AHMEDADABAD: Homegrown pharma major, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited, on Wednesday announced that it has collaborated with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to commercialise its gastrointestinal drug portfolio. Torrent has entered into a non-exclusive patent licensing agreement to commercialise the latter’s novel GI drug – Vonoprazan.
Marketed under the brand name Kabvie, Vonoprazan is a potassium-competitive acid blocker (P-CAB) designed for the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).The introduction of the drug will provide a new and effective alternative for GERD treatment which is currently predominantly addressed with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Pantoprazole.
Aman Mehta, Director, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited said, “We 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 is the flagship company of the Torrent Group, and is ranked fifth in the Indian Pharmaceuticals Market. It is amongst the Top 5 in the therapeutics segments of Cardiovascular (CV), Gastrointestinal (GI), Central Nervous System (CNS), and Vitamins Minerals Nutritionals (VMN).

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