Navigation Links
Sanofi Announces Court Ruling Granting Preliminary Injunction Against Synvisc-One® Competitor Product

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi US today announced that the U. S. District Court in Massachusetts granted the company a preliminary injunction against a Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) competitor product developed by Seikagaku Corporation. The ruling allows for a restricted launch of Seikagaku's product prior to a scheduled trial date in April, and prohibits Seikagaku from selling their product below the current average sales price for Synvisc-One.

(Logo: )

In its recent ruling, the Court found that Seikagaku was not likely to prevail at trial, which will focus on U.S. Patent 7,931,030.

"We are pleased that the Court recognized the strength of our '030 patent, which protects Genzyme's Synvisc-One® franchise," said Alison Lawton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sanofi's Biosurgery business. "We are also pleased that the Court took decisive steps to protect the market position that Genzyme earned through its research and development and product innovation."

Synvisc-One® has been the only single-injection viscosupplement for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain on the U.S. market since it was launched in the first quarter of 2009.  The market for such treatments is large, growing and underpenetrated; of the estimated 9 million eligible OA patients in the United States, only about 14 percent are currently treated with viscosupplements.

Sanofi's Biosurgery business, which markets a variety of products globally in the areas of osteoarthritis, postoperative adhesion prevention, and cell therapy, is focused on transforming disease management through innovative medical interventions.  It became part of Sanofi following the company's acquisition of Genzyme Corporation in 2011.

About Sanofi

Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and animal health. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

Sanofi is the holding company of a consolidated group of subsidiaries and operates in the United States as Sanofi US, also referred to as Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC. For more information on Sanofi US, please visit or call 1-800-981-2491.


US Communications
Kim Fox

Investor Relations
Sebastien Martel
+ 33 153-774-543

Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Vical Licensee Sanofi-aventis Initiates Phase 3 Trial to Reduce Amputations
2. Sanofi Pasteur Receives FDA Approval of Meningococcal Vaccine for Children
3. Sanofi Pasteur Initiates Phase II Trial of Cell Culture-Based Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
4. Sanofi Pasteur to Donate 60 Million Doses of H5N1 Vaccine to WHO Over 3 Years for its Influenza Vaccine Global Stockpile
5. Sanofi Pasteur Shipping First Doses of Influenza Vaccine for the 2008-2009 Season in the US
6. Insulin Analogues From Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly and Sanofi-Aventis Will Drive Growth in the Type 1 Diabetes Drug Market
7. Sanofi Aventis: People With Type 2 Diabetes Treated With LANTUS(R) and APIDRA(R) Achieved Greater Reductions in A1C Than Those Treated With Pre-mixed Insulin
8. Sanofi Pasteur Starts a Phase II Study of a Vaccine Against Clostridium Difficile
9. Sanofi Pasteur Dengue Vaccine Enters Pediatric Efficacy Clinical Study
10. Sanofi-aventis Stands Behind the Safety of Lantus(R)
11. Sanofi Pasteur Submits Supplemental Application for A(H1N1) Pandemic Vaccine to U.S. FDA
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, ... their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription ... definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis ... four states – Kentucky , New ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, ... a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development ... patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical ... 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the ... quarter of 2016, and to report top line ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 ... ... respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need ... but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported by ... lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest common ... the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors in ... School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green Hospital ... at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of ... of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even ... progress toward their goal. , Research from reveals that behind ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is ... associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center ... suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):