Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday it has received $15 million from US-based Salix Pharmaceuticals towards upgrading the manufacturing facility for HIV-associated diarrhea drug Crofelemer.
Shares of Glenmark rose neary 7% on the announcement.
Salix had said on July 22, it had agreed to pay $21.6 million to Glenmark in five annual installments, but would pay an advance $15 million of the amount on July 25 and pay the remainder in annual installments.
Morrisville, North Carolina-based Salix, which holds the North American and European rights to the drug, said it amended the supply deal to meet an anticipated increase in demand for the drug.
Salix plans to submit a marketing application for Crofelemer in the United States by mid-2011.
Glenmark has exclusive marketing and distribution rights to this compound across 140 countries and is also the sole global supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredients except in China.
At 9:54am, shares of Glenmark were trading at 344.45 rupees, up 4.68% in a flattish Mumbai market.