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Partnering with the South African Department of Health to Enhance Public Healthcare

One of Aspen’s key business imperatives is the creation of stakeholder value. The communities Aspen operates within remain amongst the Group’s most important stakeholders, with healthcare being one of the key aspects to ensuring sustainable communities. While South Africa is currently burdened with one of the world’s most disproportionate disease profiles, it also has enthusiastic…

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Honouring Ahmed M Kathrada

This morning we wake up to the news, that one of the country’s foremost leaders, a true son of the African soil, Ahmed Mohammed Kathrada, Uncle Kathy, had departed our world. Uncle Kathy, as he was and will continue to be affectionately known to us at Aspen, was one of our country’s key architects of…

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Aspen AstraZeneca Anaesthetics Portfolio Agreement

Aspen Holdings is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Aspen Global Incorporated (“AGI”), has signed an agreement with AstraZeneca AB and AstraZeneca UK (“AstraZeneca”) whereby AGI will acquire the exclusive rights to commercialise AstraZeneca’s global (excluding the USA) anaesthetics portfolio (“the Transaction”). AstraZeneca’s anaesthetics portfolio comprises seven established medicines, namely Diprivan (general anaesthesia),…

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Aspen demonstrates economic growth and specialized technologies contributions to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

Port Elizabeth. JSE-listed Aspen, the largest pharmaceutical manufacturer in the southern hemisphere, earlier today hosted Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi at its Port Elizabeth-based flagship manufacturing site. The visit provided an opportunity to discuss Aspen’s economic growth and export contributions to South Africa, and to demonstrate its globally recognised…

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Acquisition of rights to an anti-coagulant product from Novartis

Aspen is pleased to announce that Aspen Global Incorporated (“AGI”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aspen Holdings, has entered into an agreement with Novartis AG in terms of which it will acquire the rights to Mono-Embolex®, an injectable anti-coagulant, for a consideration of US$142.3 million. Mono-Embolex is a heparin based anti-coagulant sold in the same…

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2014 Anti-retroviral tender results

Following the announcement of the Anti-Retroviral (ARV) Tender results by the South African National Treasury Department, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that its South African operating company (Pharmacare Limited t/a Aspen Pharmacare) has been successful in winning a number of key products in the tender Aspen’s award included 25% of the Fixed…

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Aspen acquires a stake in an IMF production facility in New Zealand

Aspen Holdings is pleased to announce that it has concluded a transaction to acquire a 50% shareholding in New Zealand New Milk Limited (“NZNM”), a producer of infant milk formula in Auckland, New Zealand. In terms of a supply agreement concluded between Aspen Global Incorporated and NZNM, long-term supply of infant milk formula for distribution…

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Aspen’s half-year revenue increases to R12 billion

Johannesburg – JSE Limited listed Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited (APN), the ninth largest generic company in the world and Africa’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, has announced excellent results for the six months ended 31 December 2013. Group Performance Revenue increased by 33% to R12.0 billion. Operating profit improved by 16% to R2.9 billion after absorbing transaction…

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Aspen’s growth formula

On a recent holiday to Disney World with his family, Aspen Pharmacare CE Stephen Saad wandered into a pharmacy while his children enjoyed the rides. On a shelf he found Murine Clear Eyes, the eye drops made at Aspen’s Port Elizabeth plant. “About 2m-3m packs a month are sold around the world but it was…

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