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Sanofi to contract manufacture Orexigen's weight loss drug

07 November 2013 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau

Singapore: Orexigen Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on treatment of obesity, has entered into a commercial supply agreement with Sanofi to act as Orexigen's contract manufacturer for Contrave (32 mg naltrexone sustained release (SR) / 360 mg bupropion SR) for territories outside North America.

Sanofi will manufacture Contrave tablets at one of several facilities in France.

"We are pleased to engage a manufacturer with Sanofi's scale and expertise," said Mr. Michael Narachi, CEO of Orexigen. "This agreement expands and diversifies our existing commercial supply network and will help ensure we will be ready to supply Contrave globally if approved."

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