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Biocon Limited signs an exclusive licensing and supply agreement for generic Ozempic (Semaglutide) commercialization in Brazil with Biomm S.A.

  • Posted by: BIOCON

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. April- 17th, 2024

Biocon Limited (BSE code: 532523, NSE: BIOCON), an innovation-led global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the signing of an exclusive licensing and supply agreement with Biomm S.A., a specialty pharmaceutical company in Brazil, for the commercialization of its vertically integrated drug product, Semaglutide (gOzempic), which is used to improve glycemic control in adults with type-2 diabetes.

Under the terms of this agreement, Biocon will undertake the development, manufacturing and supply of the drug product, and Biomm will be responsible for obtaining regulatory approval and commercialization in the Brazilian market.

Biomm is Brazil’s first and only biotechnology focused company, providing high quality healthcare to patients with chronic conditions and enhancing access to the latest technologies and treatments. The Company focuses on developing, manufacturing and commercializing complex biotech and biosimilar drug products at their state-of-the-art production facility in Nova Lima.

Siddharth Mittal, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Biocon Ltd, said, “Our partnership with Biomm marks another important step forward in our strategy to expand our global footprint beyond the U.S. and Europe for Peptides. This is also in line with our growth strategy of bringing to market a portfolio of complex, GLP-1 drug-device combination products. We are confident that our collaboration with Biomm will provide patients in Brazil, who are living with diabetes, much needed access to advanced, high quality treatment options to help them manage the disease better.”

Heraldo Marchezini, Chief Executive Officer, Biomm, commented: “Brazil is the fifth country in the world with the highest incidence of diabetes, having 16.8 million adults in the age group of 20 to 79 years with the disease, and an estimated 21.5 million cases by 2030, according to the Diabetes Atlas of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). We have, therefore, prioritized strategic partnerships to expand the population’s access to advanced treatments for this disease and enhance the quality of life for people”.

The total addressable market opportunity of Semaglutide in Brazil is approximately US $580 million as per the IQVIA MAT Q4 2023

About Biocon Limited: Biocon Limited, publicly listed in 2004, (BSE code: 532523, NSE Id: BIOCON, ISIN Id: INE376G01013) is an innovation-led, global biopharmaceutical company committed to enhancing affordable access to complex therapies for chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer and autoimmune diseases. It has developed and commercialized novel biologics, biosimilars and complex small molecule APIs in India and several key global markets, as well as generic formulations in the US and Europe. It also has a pipeline of promising novel assets in immunotherapy under development.

About Biomm: Biomm’s mission is to develop, produce, and market globally competitive biopharmaceuticals with quality and accessibility. The company’s focus is on the development of affordable biological drugs for the treatment of chronic diseases in the country. With innovation in its DNA, the company is a pioneer in the biotechnological pharmaceutical sector in Brazil. It is headquartered and has a factory in Nova Lima (MG). It is listed on the stock exchange (B3:BIOM3). For more information, visit

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