Eagle Pharmaceuticals Receives Sixth Patent for Bendamustine
-Six Orange Book Listed Patents Running from 2026-2033-
Public Company Information:
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGRX) (“Eagle” or the “Company”) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted U.S. Patent No. 9,265,831, which pertains to liquid bendamustine hydrochloride (HCl) formulations. The patent issued today expires on January 28, 2031. This new patent, along with five previously issued Patents (Nos. 8,609,707, 8,791,270*PED, 9,000,021, 9,034,908, and 9,144,568), further expands and protects Eagle’s bendamustine HCI intellectual property estate. This grant brings the total number of Orange Book listed patents to six, with this latest patent to be included shortly.
“Eagle continues to strengthen its bendamustine patent portfolio with now six Orange Book listed patents running from 2026-2033 and several more pending. The issuance of this new patent supports the long-term earnings potential of the bendamustine franchise products and further protects its longevity. Given the nature of our patent portfolio, the Company believes that it will be very difficult for any ANDA filers to design around these patents,” said Scott Tarriff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Pharmaceuticals.
Under a February 2015 exclusive license agreement for BENDEKA™ (bendamustine hydrochloride) Injection, Teva Pharmaceuticals is responsible for all U.S. commercial activities for the product including promotion and distribution.
The following table lists the patents for liquid bendamustine hydrochloride (HCl) formulations:
|U.S. Patent No.||Patent Expiration|
8,791,270*PED (owned by Teva Pharmaceutical
About Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Eagle is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing injectable products that address the shortcomings, as identified by physicians, pharmacists and other stakeholders, of existing commercially successful injectable products. Eagle’s strategy is to utilize the FDA's 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway. Additional information is available on the company’s website at www.eagleus.com.
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