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Alexion moves to bolster patent protection of Soliris

04:53 EDT 17 Aug 2017 | Pharmafile

Soliris brought in net sales of $2.8 billion last year for Alexion, meaning it accounted for close to 90% of all sales for the company. It’s no wonder that the company is stacking its patent defences against any potential biosimilar encroachment onto its sales territory in the short term future.

Alexion announced that it had been granted three new patents for its lead product that will run through until 2027. This decade of breathing room would be particularly welcome, as the drug is a particular target for the creation of a biosimilar.

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