Salix, Lupin ink technology deal for Xifaxan

RALEIGH, N.C. — Indian drug maker Lupin and U.S. drug maker Salix Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday a licensing deal for technology related to a drug for traveler’s diarrhea.

Under the deal, Salix will receive exclusive worldwide rights for Xifaxan (rifaximin) drug technology developed by Lupin and jointly by both companies in all countries except India.

Salix is required to pay Lupin $10 million upfront, as well as potential payments related to regulatory milestones.

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