Lundbeck partner soon to seek approval for new Abilify Maintena version
Japanese Otsuka, Lundbeck's partner in sharing rights for Abilify Maintena, signals plans to seek marketing approval for a longer-acting version of the drug – a move that could extend the medication's patent protection.
BY ELIZABETH MØNSTED JOHANSEN, TRANSLATED BY DANIEL FRANK CHRISTENSEN
The term of Abilify Maintena's patent protection could be substantially extended. Japanese Otsuka, Lundbeck's partner for the drug, is in the process of preparing to seek approval for a new and longer-acting version of the medication.
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