Johannesburg - The first tender aligned with government's
latest industrial policy has been awarded by the department of health, Business
Day reported on Tuesday.
The R2.55bn oral solids tender was won by Aspen Pharmacare
Holdings [JSE:APN] and Adcock Ingram Holdings [JSE:AIP].
Aspen received R634m of the tender while Adcock secured
R270m of it.
This is the second biggest medicines contract after HIV/Aids
The new industrial policy has designated the pharmaceutical
sector as one in which local manufacturers should be given preference to boost
business in South Africa.