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Genuine Biotech Files for Hong Kong IPO to Support Novel Drug Portfolio

publication date: Aug 5, 2022

China’s Genuine Biotech filed to IPO on the Hong Kong Exchange. Genuine, headquartered in Pingdingshan, Henan Province, develops novel drugs for viral, oncological and cerebrovascular diseases. Its lead drug, azvudine, a nucleoside analog that inhibits HIV-1 RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), is conditionally approved in China to treat HIV and COVID-19. One year ago, Genuine raised $100 million in a B round. The company can produce 6.8 billion azvudine tablets per year at half the cost of Pfizer’s Paxlovid. More details....

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