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Cipla to build a manufacturing plant in Morocco with local partners

Cipla, which has been building beachheads and production capacity in hot spots where most Western drugmakers are loath to go, will now create a joint venture in Morocco and build a drug manufacturing facility there.

Competition to J&J's Remicade looms in U.S. as biosimilar conquers new markets

South Korea's Celltrion will start sales of Remsima, its biosimilar of Johnson & Johnson's Remicade (infliximab) in a dozen European countries in February, according to Joon Seok Kim of Celltrion Public Relations on Tuesday.

Cellular Biomedicine inks CAR-T deal with Chinese General Hospital

SINGAPORE-- Cellular Biomedicine Group has bought chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapies from the Chinese PLA General Hospital in a deal valued at RMB12 million ($1.9 million) to be paid in three installments.

Strides Arcolab, Shasun merger in India faces shareholder test

SINGAPORE-- A proposed $200 million merger between India's Strides Arcolab and Shasun Pharmaceuticals is about to be tested by Shasun's shareholders.

From the pharma C-suite: Notable, quotable remarks on Asia, emerging markets

FiercePharma brings you notes on the Asian and emerging markets operations of major drug companies from fourth-quarter earnings calls to explain what C-suite executives are focused on.

Guinea approves Fujifilm's Avigan to treat early Ebola cases

SINGAPORE-- The head of Guinea's Ebola-response program wasted no time in announcing approval of broader use of Fujifilm's Avigan (favipiravir) influenza drug for treating early cases of Ebola in the West Africa nation.

German pharma Stada partners to market rapid Ebola diagnostic

Stada Pharm is the latest company to tilt into the Ebola fray with a rapid diagnostic product for use on patients and bodies in the field. Starting in March, the German pharma will begin marketing a test developed and produced by German startup Senova to detect advanced-stage Ebola infection within about 10 minutes. The terms of the partnership for the product were undisclosed.

Drugmakers fall in line with Pakistani government's price-cutting plans

SINGAPORE-- Pakistan's pharmaceutical industry reportedly has decided to step aside and cease opposition to a government plan to force down the price of certain drugs marketed in the country as of July 1, 2016.

Merck hands over China joint venture to partner Simcere Pharma

SINGPAPORE-- Merck has confirmed it will move to let Simcere Pharmaceuticals run a high-profile China joint venture aimed at branded generic drugs announced in 2011 and focus instead on its mature products in the local market.

U.K. trade & investment chief in India on biotech tour

The head of the U.K.'s Trade & Investment Ministry has begun a three-day visit to India to focus on biotech and health issues, beginning with the Bangalore India Bio, the nation's major biotech conference.