Codexis announces licensing agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries



Algeta ASA has announced that with the results of the BC1-04 study reported today it has completed its comprehensive phase II clinical program evaluating Alpharadin (radium-223) as a new treatment for bone metastases in patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC). The program provides strong evidence that Alpharadin can prolong patient survival times, improve quality of

Full Post: Algeta completes phase II trial with Alpharadin for treating bone metastases in advanced prostate cancer

Codexis, Inc. today announced a licensing agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., to produce an important publicly-undisclosed generic product, using a proprietary Codexis biocatalyst.

Teva, the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world, is a leading producer of this generic product. The product is one of the largest- selling generic prescription drugs in the United States.

Under the agreement, Teva would be using the Codexis process for key process steps in the manufacture of this product, assuming technical milestones are met. Codexis develops proprietary custom biocatalysts, and its technology contributes to lower pharmaceutical process development and manufacturing costs. Codexis technology is in use by leading drug companies worldwide. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“Codexis is very pleased to be partnering with Teva, providing high value technology in the extremely cost-competitive generics marketplace,” said Alan Shaw, Ph.D., Codexis President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our proven technology reduces the cost of pharmaceutical process development and manufacturing, and provides our partners with a significant competitive advantage as they respond to increasing market demands for lower cost pharmaceuticals.”

http://www.codexis.com/

Link




Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., has signed an agreement with AstraZeneca to settle patent litigation involving Teva’s U.S. generic version of AstraZeneca’s Pulmicort (Budesonide) Respules including all claims for patent infringement and damages. Teva launched its generic budesonide respules in the U.S. on November 18, 2008. The

Full Post: Teva announces agreement on generic Pulmicort Respules patent challenge



AstraZeneca has announced it has entered into a settlement agreement in its Pulmicort Respules patent infringement litigation against Ivax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. The agreement settles the patent infringement litigation filed by AstraZeneca following Teva’s submission to the United States Food & Drug Administration of an Abbreviated New Drug

Full Post: AstraZeneca settles U.S. Pulmicort Respules patent infringement litigation against Ivax Pharmaceuticals



Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for the Company’s Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Fentanyl Transdermal System, 25 mcg/hour, 50 mcg/hour, 75 mcg/hour and 100 mcg/hour, the AB-rated generic equivalent of Ortho McNeil’s chronic pain treatment Duragesic. Shipment of this product has commenced.

Full Post: Teva granted FDA approval for Fentanyl transdermal system



Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have announced that they received approval from the European Commission to proceed with Teva’s acquisition of Barr. In connection with this approval, Teva and Barr are required to divest certain formulations of 17 generic drugs in certain specific countries with respect to which they have a product

Full Post: Teva and Barr receive European approval for acquisition



Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that its subsidiary, Barr Laboratories, Inc. has entered into separate settlement agreements related to ongoing patent challenges for Nasacort AQ (triamcinolone acetonide) nasal spray, Allegra D-12 Hour (fexofenadine hydrochloride 60mg and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 120mg) extended-release tablets, and Allegra (fexofenadine) 30mg, 60mg and 180mg tablets. As part of the settlements, the

Full Post: Barr announces agreements on Nasacort AQ, Allegra D-12 and Allegra patent challenges