Cipla & BioQ Pharma enter agreement to commercialize BioQ’s Ropivacaine infusion system in India


Cipla and BioO Pharma Inc, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of single-use, large volume ready-to-use infusible pharmaceuticals, have signed a strategic distribution, supply and development agreement for the registration and commercialization of BioQ Pharma’s Ropivacaine infusion pharmaceutical in India.

BioQ Pharma’s unit-dose infusion pharmaceuticals have been Cipla-BioQ-Pharmadeveloped as ready-to-use presentations in which the drugs and administration systems are self-contained and delivered at the point of care. In particular, the Ropivacaine infusion system is pre-filled, ready to use at the point of care, and intended to provide a safer, more efficient continuous-infusion post-operative pain solution.

Josh Kriesel, president and CEO of BioQ Pharma, remarked, “We are excited to collaborate with Cipla as we expand our worldwide commercial footprint into India. We believe India is an excellent market to help expand our objective of establishing a new standard of care in the presentation and administration of infusible pharmaceuticals. Cipla’s proven, hospital-focused sales and marketing organization will be essential in introducing BioQ Pharma’s proprietary unit-dose, large volume infusion pharmaceuticals to India’s healthcare market, which we believe will benefit from our product’s value-add proposition of increased safety, sterility and convenience.”

Nikhil Chopra, heead of Cipla’s India Business, added, “We are very pleased to partner with BioQ Pharma in introducing the Ropivacaine unit-dose infusion system to patients and caregivers in India. We believe that this innovative product represents a significant evolution in enhancing the delivery of infusions and managing post-surgical pain.”

BioQ Pharma’s infusion platform is intended to address some of the most pressing unmet needs in drug infusion today: cost, medication error, sterility, efficiency, and patient quality of life. BioQ Pharma’s objective is to set a new standard of care in the presentation and administration of infusible pharmaceuticals via the  company’s proprietary unit-dose infusion systems that can be deployed quickly and conveniently at the point of care with one touch. The Company is ISO13485 certified. BioQ Pharma’s existing commercial collaborators and strategic partners include Novartis’ Sandoz unit, Cipla, Lee’s Pharm, Lunatus and West Pharmaceutical Services.

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