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Anti- COVID drugs offered by Russian Industries to Indian companies



PXL/HO/Cir-050/2020-21                                                                   Date: 26.07.2020



Dear Sir/Madam,


Sub: Anti- COVID drugs offered by Russian Industries to Indian companies

You may kindly be aware, Russia has domestically developed a few drugs and registered a number of foreign drugs for treatment of COVID- 19. Out of these drugs, Russian Ministry of Health & its industry has offered to supply three indigenously manufactured anti- COVID drugs which are showing positive results in Russia to Indian companies. The details of the drugs shared by the Russian Health ministry is appended below:                                         

(i)Favipiravir (Trade name: Avifavir):

  • Manufactured by Research Institute of Chemical Diversity, Russia. Contact: Yuri Nikolaevich Krasnenkov, e-mail: ynk@iihr.ru, Tel.: +7-903-611-93-51 or Alexander Azarov, e-mail: aav@biointegrator.com, Tel: +7-962-982-03-02.

(ii) Olokizumab (Trade name: Artlegia):

  • Holder of registration certificate: JSC R-Pharm Artlegia (olokizumab) is a humanized monoclonal antibody that directly blocks the inflammatory mediator Interleukin-6 (IL-6).
  • Produced by R-Pharm, Russia. Contact:  Tel: +7 (495) 956-79-37; +7(495) 956-79-38, e-mail: info@rpharm.ru.

(iii)    Levilimab (Trade name: Ilsira):

  • The drug is deemed to be recommended for patients with the so-called ‘cytokine storm’.
  • Produced by Dmitry Alekseevich Pasechnik, Commercial Director for International Markets, Tel.: +7-964-333-66-61, e-mail: pasechnik@biocad.ru.

We are glad to share this information and the members having substantive commercial interest, are requested to approach the contacts provided for each drug.


Best Regards


Udaya Bhaskar

Director General


Note: Import of any drug into India needs to be complied as per the provisions of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 & Rules 1945.