Incepta launched World’s First Ever Generic of Sofosbuvir Tablet at 99% discount price in Bangladesh
World’s First Ever Generic of Sofosbuvir Tablet Launched at 99% discount price in Bangladesh Market. On 03 February 2015, Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd launched the revolutionary oral drug Sofosbuvir for the treatment of Hepatitis C.
It is the world’s first ever generic version of the drug Sofosbuvir and its brand name is Hopetavir. Incepta has beaten to the market a number of larger Indian competitors in the launching of generic Sofosbuvir tablet.
Previously, treatment of Hepatitis C was limited to Interferon alfa only. It is an injectable drug and thus is associated with many limitations such low efficacy rate, patients incompliance, side effects, high costs etc. With the launching of Sofosbuvir these limitations have now been minimized to a great extant. Sofosbuvir tablet shows greater than 90% efficacy rate, being an oral drug patient compliance has improved and it is now more affordable treatment option.
Incepta pharmaceuticals have launched this generic at almost 99% discount price of the innovator’s drug. Initially Incepta launched this drug in Bangladesh market. To date very few well controlled studies have been performed regarding the prevalence of hepatitis C in Bangladesh. In these studies 0.8-1% people of total population has been found to be carriers of hepatitis C virus.
Globally more than 170 million people are infected with the fatal disease hepatitis C. In near future the company aims to sell the drug overseas, including parts of Southeast Asia and Africa. Bloomberg has reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) is considering reviewing Hopetavir under its prequalification program, which could make the drug available in countries where innovator brand lacks patent protection and to humanitarian groups such as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a leading pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh established in the year 1999. The company has a very big manufacturing facility located at Savar, 35 kilometer away from the center of the capital city Dhaka. The company produces various types of dosage forms which include tablets, capsules, oral liquids, ampoules, dry powder vials, powder for suspension, nasal sprays, eye drops, creams, ointments, lotions, gels, prefilled syringes, liquid filled hard gelatin capsules, lyophilized injections, human vaccine etc. Since its inception, Incepta has been launching new and innovative products in order to fulfill unmet demand of the medical community. The focus has been to bring more new technologically advanced molecules to this country.