Teva and Lonza Announce Mutual Decision to Discontinue Biologics Joint Venture

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
TEVA
and Lonza Group
SIX
today announced that following a strategic review of the Teva-Lonza Joint Venture (TL-JV), the companies have decided to discontinue their collaboration for the development, manufacturing and marketing of biosimilars. The discontinuation of the TL-JV, which began in 2009, will enable both companies to better advance their own strategies and efforts in serving those healthcare communities. Both companies will continue to explore opportunities to maximize the value of the investments and progress that the joint venture has made to this point, and remain in agreement that affordable, efficacious and safe biosimilar treatments will bring benefits to patients and better serve these communities. Dr. Michael Hayden, President, Global R&D and CSO of Teva stated that “Teva has a track record of success in the biologics arena and we plan to continue and build on that success. This decision supports our ability to maintain a highly selective approach in our efforts to create a balanced portfolio of biosimilars, biobetters and innovative biologics that align with our overall portfolio and areas of disease focus, and by doing so better support our patients in these areas.” Dr. Stephan Kutzer, COO of Lonza Pharma & Biotech Market Segment stated that “With the discontinuation of the joint venture we will cease investing in areas that are not strategic to Lonza such as clinical developments and end product commercialization. In our assessment those investments in biosimilar will require more capital than initially planned and will also take more time until they reach the market. This is why we intend in the future to limit our role by focusing on our core expertise in the areas of contract manufacturing and cell line development.” About Teva Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
TEVA
is a leading global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare by developing, producing and marketing affordable generic drugs as well as innovative and specialty pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Headquartered in Israel, Teva is the world's leading generic drug maker, with a global product portfolio of more than 1,000 molecules and a direct presence in about 60 countries. Teva's branded businesses focus on CNS, oncology, pain, respiratory and women's health therapeutic areas as well as biologics. Teva currently employs approximately 46,000 people around the world and reached $20.3 billion in net revenues in 2012. About Lonza Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries. Products and services span its customers' needs from research to final product manufacture. It is the global leader in the production and support of chemical and biological active pharmaceutical ingredients. Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products. Lonza is also the world leader in microbial control providing innovative, chemistry-based and related solutions to destroy or to selectively inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms. Its activities encompass the areas of water treatment, personal care, health and hygiene, industrial preservation, materials protection, and wood treatment. In addition, Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, endotoxin detection and cell therapy manufacturing. Furthermore, the company is a leading provider of value chemical and biotech ingredients to the nutrition and agro markets. Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and secondary listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”). In 2012, the company had sales of CHF 3'925 million. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.

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