Beijing on more flu to need potent drugs - Oseltamivir .
On 13 Jan 2018, Xinhua News cited that about 40K boxes of the capsule form Oseltamivir , an anti-viral drug for flu, has been delivered to different medical clinics and hospitals in Beijing. On more flu incidents breaking out suddenly during winter season, certain medical centres have seen tightening sentiment on their inventory for Oseltamivir. From Beijing Center for Diseases Prevention and Control , on the first week of 2018, the number of cases for accidental & emergency treatment of flu rose 6% w-o-w compared to the final week numbers at end-2017 , whose flu incidents surged 21% w-o-w versus that of seven days before.
Neuraminidase inhibitors as major flu fighters.
The same Xinhua article also mentioned that oseltamivir appears to be potent against both Influenza A and B types, likely within 48 hours post oral administration. There are five main anti-viral drugs for flu on global usage, namely Roche’s Tamiflu? , GlaxoSmithKline’s Relenza? , Pharmstandard’s Arbidol? , BioCryst Pharma’s Rapivab? and Daiichi Sankyo’s Inavir? . Except for Umifenovir as a hemagglutinin fusion inhibitor , all of them are neuraminidase inhibitor, whereby drug action comes from blocking the viral neuraminidases of the influenza virus. This stops the virus reproduction from the host cell.
Oseltamivir stunned China anti-influenza market.
In China, as we flagged in our 6 April 2016 report, Tamiflu? and mostly its generic version as well as Relenza? are now being used as treatment and prevention for these influenza viruses. This is because certain sub-types such as avian flu and swine flu have developed resistance to the older drug Amantadine . In 2016, among a survey from some larger sample public hospitals in China, oseltamivir sales of RMB72m jumped 105% y-o-y, making up 92% of China’s anti-influenza market total. On a local news, within China’s oseltamivir market, HK-listed HEC Pharm’s Kewei 可威 appeared to take up 80% market shares with Shanghai Pharm’s subsidiary product at 0.4% market.
HEC Pharm’s Keiwei still on antiviral flu drug demand.
Should any outbreak of pandemic flu happen in China, we see greater demand for anti-viral flu medicines, increasing the sales orders of their drug-makers and distributors. These HK-listed Chinese companies include HEC Pharm as a dominant leader for the generic version of Tamiflu? or oseltamivir; Sinopharm for its medical reserve of drug distribution on emergency demand; and SSY Group for its infusion solution set as pharmaceuticals. Note that, HEC Pharm’s Kewei sales hit RMB557m in 1H17 and RMB736m in 2016.我国微观:汇率不是脱缰的野马China Securities Sector:Improved trading volume could boost Chinese broker valuations 股票入门基础常识 基金入门常识 头肩底 股票沟通群