2 March 2018

AUSTRALIA – Juno Pharmaceuticals and Amgen Australia announce partnership for the marketing and distribution of biologic medicines Neulasta® (Pegfilgrastim) and Ristempa® (Pegfilgrastim) in Australia


MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Juno Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce that Amgen Australia have appointed us as their distribution partner for the exclusive marketing and distribution of 291 Amgen’s biologic medicines Neulasta (Pegfilgrastim) and the launch of Ristempa (Pegfilgrastim). This will be effective 1 March 2018.

Under the terms of this agreement, Juno will be responsible for the commercial management of these brands in Australia. Amgen will continue to be the sponsor of these brands on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) and there will be no changes to the product, packaging, labelling and wholesale distribution of Neulasta. We will ensure there is no interruption to the service provided, and your local Juno Key Account Manager will work with you to provide a smooth transition.

Juno Pharmaceuticals is a rapidly growing, local Australian and New Zealand business with expertise in both biosimilars and off patent medicines. Members of the Juno team have had previous experience in the launch and management of a number of biosimilars both in Australia and abroad, including the first and leading biosimilar filgrastim in Australia. Juno’s current portfolio includes medicines across a diverse range of therapeutic areas, with hospital products the core focus of the business and a strong pipeline of complex molecules.

This partnership is a major milestone in Juno’s continued growth and strategy of diversification and expansion into the biologic and biosimilar markets. The partnership is also in line with Juno’s mission to improve the health of society, through delivering high quality products to patients, and value to hospitals, the government and tax payers.