Munich – Bioeq AG (“Bioeq”), licensee and exclusive holder of the worldwide commercialization rights for FYB201, Formycon’s biosimilar candidate for Lucentis(R) (ranibizumab), has informed Formycon AG (ISIN: DE000A1EWVY8/ WKN: A1EWVY) that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with MS Pharma for the commercialization of FYB201 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region).

MS Pharma is a leading pharmaceutical company in the MENA region with 2400 employees in 12 countries and specializes in the distribution of biotechnological as well as generic drugs. Under the exclusive agreement, MS Pharma will be responsible for the registration and commercialization of FYB201 in the countries covered by the agreement. The initiation of the approval procedures is expected to start immediately.

By the end of 2019, Bioeq had already entered into a licensing and development agreement with US Biosimilar Specialist Coherus BioSciences, Inc. which will exclusively distribute FYB201 in the United States of America. In August 2021, an exclusive strategic partnership for the commercialization of FYB201 in Europe and a few other markets was also entered into between Bioeq and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Upon successful approval of FYB201, Formycon will participate in the commercialization revenues of FYB201 in all territories.

“MS Pharma is a strong partner for the very dynamically developing Middle East and North Africa region. We are very excited about this additional commercialization partnership, which further increases the economic potential for FYB201. Our partner Bioeq is doing an excellent job in building the global commercialization structure, which also reflects our joint mission to provide access to high quality drugs like our biosimilar candidate for Lucentis(R) to as many patients worldwide as possible,” said Dr. Nicolas Combé, CFO of Formycon AG.

1)Lucentis(R) is a registered trademark of Genentech Inc.