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Viatris and Mapi Pharma to Highlight Latest Results of Multiple Sclerosis Research at American Academy of Neurology 75th Annual Meeting

Meeting program to feature latest clinical findings for GA Depot and showcase commitment to improving care for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS)

PITTSBURGH, April 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS), a global healthcare company, and Mapi Pharma today announced that recent data from ongoing studies of GA Depot 40 mg will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 75th Annual Meeting in Boston taking place April 22-27. Data will include results from the pivotal Phase III clinical trial exploring the efficacy and safety of GA Depot – a long-acting glatiramer acetate being investigated as a once-monthly injection for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS).

"Viatris' commitment to developing GA Depot as a potential treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients is driven by our belief that access is fundamental to empowering people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life," said Abhijit Barve, Chief Medical Officer, Viatris. "Through this ongoing research, we are applying our industry-leading expertise and experience to develop novel treatment options that support and more holistically address the needs of the MS community. That's why we are excited to be back at the American Academy of Neurology meeting this year and proud to partner with Mapi Pharma to showcase the latest clinical data on GA Depot."

"The American Academy of Neurology meeting is an important forum to share with the neurology community the results of the study which show the potential of GA Depot 40 mg to offer patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis an effective treatment option," said Ehud Marom, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mapi Pharma.

Visit Viatris at AAN at booth #761 to learn more about the study and how the company supports the needs of the MS community. GA Depot data will be presented during the following poster session:

  • Results of a Phase III, Multinational, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study in Subjects with Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis (RMS) to Assess the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of GA Depot, a Long-Acting IM Injection of Glatiramer Acetate, Administered Once Every Four Weeks

Full session details and abstracts for the 2023 Annual Meeting can be found at the American Academy of Neurology's website at

About Viatris
Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS) is a global healthcare company empowering people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life. We provide access to medicines, advance sustainable operations, develop innovative solutions and leverage our collective expertise to connect more people to more products and services through our one-of-a-kind Global Healthcare Gateway®. Formed in November 2020, Viatris brings together scientific, manufacturing and distribution expertise with proven regulatory, medical and commercial capabilities to deliver high-quality medicines to patients in more than 165 countries and territories. Viatris' portfolio comprises more than 1,400 approved molecules across a wide range of therapeutic areas, spanning both non-communicable and infectious diseases, including globally recognized brands, complex generic and branded medicines, and a variety of over-the-counter consumer products. With approximately 37,000 colleagues globally, Viatris is headquartered in the U.S., with global centers in Pittsburgh, Shanghai and Hyderabad, India. Learn more at and, and connect with us on Twitter at @ViatrisInc, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Mapi Pharma
Mapi Pharma is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company, engaged in development of high barrier-to-entry and high added-value life cycle management ("LCM") products and AB Rated Depot injectable products that target large markets that include complex active pharmaceutical ingredients ("APIs") and formulations. Mapi Pharma partnered with Viatris for GA Depot in an agreement under which Viatris was granted an exclusive license to commercialize the GA Depot injection product for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. The Company is also marketing its own generic versions of Fingolimod (Gilenya®) and Apremilast (Otezla®) in specific geographic markets. Mapi's portfolio also includes a leading development of Depot drugs for Schizophrenia, GLP-1 for diabetes, weight control, Parkinson's disease and potentially Alzheimer's with innovative intellectual property. Mapi is built on strong chemical and pharmaceutical R&D capabilities, a deep understanding of the global market and of regulatory needs. Mapi is headquartered in Israel, with R&D facilities in Israel and China, and an API production facility, and an aseptic manufacturing and a Fill & Finish facility for injectable Finished Dosage Forms, all in Israel. Mapi has a strong IP position, filing numerous patent applications for APIs and formulations. For more information, please visit

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