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April 1, 2014
05:38 EDTMDCO, HSPThe Medicines Co. provides update on Angiomax patent litigation
On March 31, Judge Andrews in the U.S. District Court of Delaware issued his Trial Opinion in The Medicines Company v. Hospira, Inc. The case involves Hospira's (HSP) Abbreviated New Drug Applications, or ANDAs, seeking approval to commercially manufacture, use or sell a generic version of The Medicines Company's (MDCO) Angiomax bivalirudin drug product before the expiration of the patents covering this product. The Delaware Decision follows a September 23-25, 2013 bench trial. With respect to patent validity, the Court held that the two patents in the case, U.S. Patent Nos. 7,582,727 and 7,598,343 were valid on all grounds. Specifically, the Court found that Hospira had failed to prove that the patents were either anticipated and/or obvious. The Court further held that the patents satisfied the written description requirement, were enabled and were not indefinite. With respect to infringement, based on its July 2013 Markman Decision, the Court found that Hospira's ANDAs did not meet the "efficient mixing" claim limitation and thus did not infringe the asserted claims of the '727 and '343 patents. The Court found that the other claim limitations in dispute were present in Hospira's ANDA products. The Court has not yet entered a final judgment. Any appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit would need to be filed within 30 days of such entry. The '727 and '343 patents expire in 2028.
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May 20, 2015
09:52 EDTHSPAlliance for Health Reform holds a webcast on biosimilars
"Biosimilars in the U.S.: Current & Emerging Issues" provides essential background on the U.S. and international markets for reference biologics and biosimilars, outline current policy and regulatory issues, and describe implications for the future. Speakers include Chief Scientific Officer Ramachandra from Hospira, Executive Director Eich from Amgen on the briefing being held on May 20 at 12 pm. Webcast Link
06:55 EDTMDCOEagle Pharmaceuticals submits NDA for ready-to-use bivalirudin to FDA
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May 14, 2015
12:29 EDTHSPPfizer receives 'second request' from FTC regarding potential Hospira merger
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May 13, 2015
19:17 EDTHSPHospira and FDA detect security vulnerabilities in infusion pumps
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13:43 EDTHSPHospira shareholders approve merger with Pfizer
Hospira (HSP) announced that Hospira shareholders voted in favor of the proposal to adopt the merger agreement with Pfizer (PFE) at a special meeting of stockholders held May 13 in Denver, Colorado. On February 5, Hospira and Pfizer announced they had entered into a merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Hospira for $90 per share in cash for a total enterprise value of approximately $17B. The merger is subject to customary closing conditions, one of which was approval of the merger by Hospira's shareholders. Additional closing conditions to be met include obtaining regulatory approvals in several jurisdictions. Hospira and Pfizer continue to expect the merger to close in the second half of 2015.

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