Osaka, Japan, and Bangalore, India, October 3, 2012 – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) and Advinus Therapeutics Ltd. (Advinus) jointly announced today that they have entered into an agreement to initiate a three-year discovery collaboration focused on novel targets for major therapeutic areas, including Inflammation, CNS, and Metabolic diseases. In this collaboration, Advinus is responsible for leading the programs to create optimal IND ready compounds for pre-defined targets.
Cipla, one of India’s leading pharmaceutical companies, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Subhanu Saxena as its Chief Executive Officer. Subhanu comes to Cipla with rich work experience of 25+ years, having worked with companies such as Citicorp, The Boston Consulting Group, and PepsiCo, across markets in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.
In his last assignment he led the Global Product Strategy and Commercialization functions at Novartis Pharma AG. In this role, Subhanu was a part of the Global Pharma Executive Committee (USD 30 bn sales), with responsibility for marketing, sales, global medical affairs and health economics.