Digoxin is extracted from the digitalis lanata plant and due to the structure of the ingredient, it cannot be manufactured synthetically. C2 PHARMA holds safety stocks to ensure supply as a standard operating procedure. Based on initial findings of ongoing research, the company has decided to open its safety stocks of Digoxin API to governments and to the global research community in order to meet any peaks in demand.
C2 PHARMA is also offering samples of Digoxin API free of charge to certain members of the research community and clinicians working on COVID-19 efficacy trials.
“In this moment, we see the real-life value of implementing stringent risk mitigation strategies and how they impact the global healthcare system in a time of crisis,” said Andrew Badrot, CEO of C2 PHARMA. “Business continuity and redundancy are cornerstones of the C2 PHARMA manufacturing approach and apply to our complete portfolio of APIs, including Digoxin. As a supplier, we feel that releasing our Digoxin API safety stocks is a responsibility to our industry and ultimately to the patients that it may help at this critical time.”