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With the investment in the plant, Daiichi Sankyo is looking to create new laboratories for its antibody drug conjugates used to develop and manufacture therapies for breast, lung and stomach cancers.

According to Spiegel magazine, Lilly is in talks with the German government to try to end a ban on the public health system paying for weight-loss treatments.

A German court invalidated a patent that was the basis of a patent violation lawsuit brought by CureVac against its domestic rival BioNTech, in a blow to CureVac’s claims for a share in billions of euros in COVID-19 vaccine revenues.

To help cope with the high demand for weight-loss treatments, Eli Lilly is reportedly investing $2.17 billion in a German manufacturing facility after last week’s FDA approval of Zepbound for chronic weight management.

The project will be fully funded by the medicines giant, which has seen surging demand for its diabetes drug Mounjaro, now also being used off-label for weight loss, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Use of Ozempic for weight loss has caused shortages across Europe. Britain and Belgium have temporarily banned its use for weight loss to secure availability for diabetics.

The Duesseldorf regional court said it needed further clarification and suspended the case, brought by BioNTech competitor CureVac, pending a decision by the federal patent court on a lawsuit filed by BioNTech.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. announced that an individual in Germany with severe hemophilia A was treated with Roctavian (valoctocogene roxaparvovec-rvox), marking the first time that the gene therapy has been given commercially in Europe.

Supplies of Novo Nordisk’s popular weight-loss drug Wegovy are limited in Germany less than a month after its launch in Europe’s largest drug market, major drug distributors and doctors told Reuters.

Public health insurance plans, which cover about 90% of Germans, will not foot the bill, under a decades old law that bars them from covering weight-loss drugs.