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JB Chem to acquire Novartis opthal drugs for Rs 1000 crore | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Mumbai-based JB Chemicals will acquire select ophthalmology brands from Swiss major Novartis for $116 million (Rs 964 crore) to enter the high-growth eye-care market. The agreement will come into effect from January 2027. Till then, the company has entered into a promotion and distribution agreement for the same brands with Novartis for three years starting December 2023.JB Pharma will pay an additional Rs 125 crore for the distribution agreement, taking up the deal size to Rs 1089 crore.
The company said its board on Tuesday “approved the execution of a trademark license agreement with Swiss major Novartis which is perpetual in nature, for a portfolio of ophthalmology brands for the India market which will be effective from January 2027 for a consideration of $116 mn payable on or before December 31, 2026’’.
As per IQVIA, MAT September 2023 data, sales for the opthal portfolio stood at Rs 207 crore.



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