Sandoz launches once-daily generic tacrolimus for transplant patients in Europe
Jun 04, 2020
Sandoz is first and only company offering complete range of dosing options in several European markets*, with 2 mg capsule allowing for fine dose titration
Sandoz 2 mg slow-release capsule offers simplified once-daily treatment protocol that may reduce a patient’s daily pill burden1
Launch builds on Sandoz experience with Adoport® -- #1 twice-daily generic tacrolimus in Europe2
Holzkirchen, June 4, 2020 – Sandoz today announced the launch of once-daily generic tacrolimus capsules known as Dailiport® in Germany, the UK, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia and as Conferoport® in Italy and Spain.
Dailiport® / Conferoport® is also expected to be launched soon in other European countries, subject to relevant marketing authorizations being granted, as Sandoz continues to pioneer patient access to critical medicines. Dailiport® / Conferoport® is indicated for use in adult kidney and liver transplant patients and is available in 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 3 mg and 5 mg. The 2 mg dose will also be available in several European countries*.
“Together, Sandoz and Novartis offer the broadest range of transplant medications in the industry,” said Richard Saynor, CEO of Sandoz. “With over 40 years’ experience in transplant care, we continually invest in new and innovative solutions to drive access. Dailiport® builds on our already extensive expertise in this field with Adoport®, the most widely used generic tacrolimus in Europe.”
Subodh Deshmukh, Head of Sandoz Global Product Development, added: “We are proud of the proven Sandoz technology within this product, thanks to which patients can maintain the optimum dosing level that is so critical in transplant care.”
In the EU, liver and kidney transplants account for the majority of all organ transplant procedures. In 2018, 34,000 organ transplants took place in the EU, of which 21,227 (62%) were kidney and 7,940 (23%) were liver transplants3.
Sandoz medicines, including a broad portfolio of approximately 1000 generics, were used to treat more than 500 million patients in over 100 countries last year4. Sandoz is the #1 provider of generic transplant medications in Europe5 and its predecessor company was the pioneer behind the immunosuppressant cyclosporine discovered in the 1970s by Sandoz scientists6.
About Tacrolimus Tacrolimus is indicated for the prophylaxis of transplant rejection in adult kidney or liver allograft recipients and for the treatment of allograft rejection resistant to treatment with other immunosuppressive medicinal products in adult patients7. Tacrolimus should only be prescribed, and changes in immunosuppressive therapy initiated, by physicians experienced in immunosuppressive therapy and the management of transplant patients7.
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About Sandoz Sandoz, a Novartis division, is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. Our purpose is to pioneer access for patients by developing and commercializing novel, affordable approaches that address unmet medical need. Our broad portfolio of high-quality medicines, covering all major therapeutic areas, accounted for 2019 sales of USD 9.7 billion. Sandoz headquarters are in Holzkirchen, in Germany's Greater Munich area.