13 July 2023 Following lengthy negotiations, Johnson & Johnson has granted Stop TB Partnership´s Global Drug Facility`s licenses that enable Global Drug Facility (GDF) to tender, procure, and supply generic versions of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline) for the majority of low-and middle-income countries, including countries where patents remain in effect.
GDF has shared with the TB community important updates on plans to launch a global, competitive tender for bedaquiline by end July 2023. All bedaquiline suppliers that meet GDF`s quality criteria are eligible to participate in the GDF bedaquiline tender and have been briefed on the tender goals, processes, and timelines.
This is an important agreement that will support our common goal of ending TB.
GDF has also published the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the same. Click here to download the file. (Updated 30 August 2023)