News

Sobi partners RA drug
Enlarge image

BusinessSweden

Sobi partners RA drug

20.02.2013 - Sobi and Savient Pharmaceuticals will co-market the Swedish company's arthritis drug Kineret (anakinra) in the U.S.

The copy of the human IL-1 receptor antagonist, which is produced in E. coli bacteria, reduces the symptoms and progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by binding the access of IL-1 that causes inflammation in the joints. With the agreement Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (Sobi) hopes to expand its reach to US physicians, said Sobi COO Alan Raffensperger.

Savient's specialised sales force has strong, established relationships with rheumatologists in the US. "Kineret complements the strategic direction and focus of Savient, as we continue to build upon our existing relationships with rheumatologists and patients while marketing our own product, Krystexxa“, said Lou Ferrari, President and Chief Executive Officer of Savient.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sobi has granted to Savient the exclusive right to co-promote the sale of Kineret with Sobi in the US. Savient will market and promote Kineret beginning April 1, 2013. Sobi will remain responsible for all Kineret commercial drug manufacturing, supply, safety, and regulatory activities.

Kineret is approved as second line treatment for moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), in patients 18 years of age or older who have failed one or more disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).

© eurobiotechnews.eu/tg

http://www.european-biotechnology-news.com/news/news/2013-01/sobi-partners-ra-drug.html

ResearchUKSwitzerlandItaly

29.08.2014 Just a week ago, Glaxosmithkline defused the WHO’s claim that an Ebola vaccine could be ready by 2015. Now, the British company’s own candidate vaccine is to be rushed to human trials with the help of funding from an international consortium.

BusinessGermany

24.08.2014 Germany's Morphosys is licensing a preclinical bi-specific antibody for the treatment of prostate cancer from Emergent Biosolutions. The US developer will rake in up to €138m for the commercialisation rights to the compound.

BusinessUK

20.08.2014 Biopharmaceutical contract manufacturer Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies is expanding its cell culture manufacturing capacity further with a new 2,000l single-use bioreactor at the company’s site in Billingham, UK.

BusinessEUGermanyUK

15.08.2014 Some of Europe’s biggest pharma companies are competing in a bidding war for US biotech Intermune Inc., Bloomberg reports, citing insider reports as the source.

ResearchEUGermanyUK

13.08.2014 The Ebola epidemic is still raging on in West Africa and thus far there is

neither vaccine nor cure for the viral disease. The only flickers of hope:

an experimental antibody serum and an early-stage vaccine.

BusinessFrance

11.08.2014 Will Sanofi succeed where Pfizer failed? The French pharmaceutical company has taken on the commercialisation of Mannkind Corporation’s inhaled insulin product Afrezza.

ResearchSwedenGermany

08.08.2014 Boehringer Ingelheim is walking away from Swedish Orexo's prostaglandin inhibition project OX-MPI. Germany's largest researching pharmaceutical company had been responsible for the project's research and development since 2005.

ResearchSwitzerlandDenmark

06.08.2014 Roche is re-expanding its involvement in RNAi technologies. The Swiss pharmaceutical company will pay up to €335m for the acquisition of the Danish company Santaris Pharma A/S.

Events

All Events

Current issue

All issues

Product of the week

Products

Stock list

All quotes

TOP

  • SANTHERA98.35 CHF13.70%
  • EPIGENOMICS3.37 EUR6.65%
  • FORMYCON6.85 EUR1.48%

FLOP

  • MOLOGEN7.38 EUR-5.87%
  • EVOTEC3.74 EUR-5.08%
  • CYTOS0.25 CHF-3.85%

TOP

  • SANTHERA98.35 CHF53.7%
  • BB BIOTECH141.00 EUR6.3%
  • ADDEX3.98 CHF4.2%

FLOP

  • WILEX2.25 EUR-24.7%
  • MOLOGEN7.38 EUR-18.8%
  • 4SC1.22 EUR-15.9%

TOP

  • SANTHERA98.35 CHF4121.0%
  • CO.DON2.48 EUR210.0%
  • PAION2.43 EUR179.3%

FLOP

  • CYTOS0.25 CHF-93.6%
  • MEDIGENE4.55 EUR-67.9%
  • THERAMETRICS0.08 CHF-42.9%

No liability assumed, Date: 28.08.2014