Posts by Samyog Bhattarai

Aspen records 15% year-on-year revenue increase

Johannesburg – JSE listed Aspen (Apn), Africa’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, has recorded consistently positive results for the period ended December 2007. Revenue increased by 15 percent to R2.2 billion (R1.9 billion). Operating profit increased by 24 percent to R634 million (R 512 million). Earnings per share increased by 31 percent to 125.0 cents (95.3 cents).…

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Aspen and Strides Enter Into Broad and Strategic Partnership

Johannesburg South Africa, and Bangalore, India: Aspen Pharmacare (Aspen), Africa’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer and the largest generics manufacturer in the southern hemisphere, has entered into a series of transactions with Bangalore-based Strides Arcolab Limited (Strides), one of India’s largest exporters of pharmaceutical products. The transactions comprise: the acquisition by Aspen of 50% of Strides’ Latin…

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Aspen records 45% increase in HEPS

Aspen records 45% increase in HEPS Johannesburg – JSE listed Aspen (Apn), Africa’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, has recorded impressive interim results for the period ended December 2005. Headline earnings per share (HEPS) increased 45 percent to 86.3 cents (59.4 cents). Revenue increased by 27 percent to R1,687 billion (R1.4 billion). Operating profit rose 34 percent…

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Aspen and BMS conclude strategic ARV deal

JSE listed Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited, Africa’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer and the largest generic manufacturer in the southern hemisphere, has signed a non-exclusive license and technology transfer collaboration agreement with New York based Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) for the manufacture and distribution of a generic version of Atazanavir, a new generation anti-retroviral (ARV). BMS selected Aspen…

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Former President Clinton Announces New Agreements to Lower Prices of HIV/AIDS Rapid Tests and Second-Line Drugs

Former President Clinton Announces New Agreements to Lower Prices of HIV/AIDS Rapid Tests and Second-Line Drugs Agreements with Nine Companies Will Lower Prices of HIV Diagnosis and Two HIV/AIDS Medicines by 30-50 Percent for 50 Countries Clinton Also Confirms that Nearly a Quarter-Million People Living with HIV are Benefiting from First-Line HIV/AIDS Drug Agreements his…

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