As Amgen seeks to can Aimovig collaboration, Novartis sues to save the deal

Amgen | April 04, 2019

As Amgen seeks to can Aimovig collaboration, Novartis sues to save the deal
Novartis and Amgen were the first to tap into a hot market with their CGRP migraine prevention med Aimovig, but dueling lawsuits outline a serious division in the collaboration. Amgen is trying to cut the partnership less than a year into the drug’s launch, while Novartis has sued to save the deal. Novartis on Thursday sued Amgen in Manhattan federal court for trying to inappropriately back out of their collaboration. Amgen originally had rights to the drug, but Novartis in 2015 partnered on the med and has since spent $870 million on development and commercialization, the suit says. Amgen, for its part, sued back. The company says Novartis breached the agreement by helping bring a potential competitor to market. Novartis' Sandoz unit has teamed with Alder BioPharmaceuticals on a potential rival, Amgen says, so it moved to terminate the agreement.

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Underpinned by a profound understanding of genetic mitochondrial disorders, Swedish biotech NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB is pursuing a two-pronged orphan and speciality pharma approach. According to CEO Erik Kinnman, while the company intends to develop orphan drugs to treat rare genetic mitochondrial disorders, it is looking for partners for its NASH and hepatocellular cancer programs. NeuroVive is committed to the discovery and development of medicines that preserve mitochondrial integrity and function in areas of unmet medical need.

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Underpinned by a profound understanding of genetic mitochondrial disorders, Swedish biotech NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB is pursuing a two-pronged orphan and speciality pharma approach. According to CEO Erik Kinnman, while the company intends to develop orphan drugs to treat rare genetic mitochondrial disorders, it is looking for partners for its NASH and hepatocellular cancer programs. NeuroVive is committed to the discovery and development of medicines that preserve mitochondrial integrity and function in areas of unmet medical need.

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