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July 2, 2014
08:05 EDTJAZZJazz Pharmaceuticals agrees to acquire rights to defibrotide in Americas
Jazz Pharmaceuticals announced that the company has signed a definitive agreement with Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals under which a subsidiary of Jazz Pharmaceuticals will acquire from Sigma-Tau rights to defibrotide in the United States and all other countries in the Americas. Sigma-Tau holds rights to market defibrotide in the Americas under an agreement with Gentium S.p.A., which was acquired by Jazz earlier this year. As part of the agreement, Sigma-Tau would receive an upfront payment of $75M upon closing of the transaction. Sigma-Tau would be eligible to receive milestone payments of $25M upon the acceptance for filing by the FDA of the first NDA for defibrotide for VOD and up to an additional $150M based on the timing of potential FDA approval of defibrotide for VOD. Jazz expects to fund the transaction with cash on hand and that the transaction will close during the third quarter of 2014, subject to customary closing conditions, including expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.
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April 23, 2015
09:20 EDTJAZZCelgene patent latest to be challenged by Hayman Capital's Bass
The Coalition For Affordable Drugs, a group linked to Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass, has requested an Inter Partes Review of Claims 110 of U.S. Patent No. 6,045,501 held by Celgene (CELG), according to a USPTO filing. The 501 patent claims methods for delivering a drug, including a teratogenic drug, to a patient while preventing the exposure of a fetus or other contraindicated individuals to the drug. The patent is related to the company's Revlimid drug. BACKGROUND: Previously, the same coalition requested an Inter Partes Review of patents held by Pharmacyclics (PCYC), Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR), Shire (SHPG) and Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ). On January 7, Reuters reported that Bass planned to take "around 15 pharmaceutical companies with a combined market capitalization of $450B" into an Inter Partes Review for extending patents in questionable ways, citing a presentation made by Bass in Oslo. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Celgene are down 0.5% to $114.92 in pre-market trading.
April 20, 2015
14:32 EDTJAZZPharmacyclics patent for Imbruvica challenged by Hayman Capital's Bass
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