Navigation Links
Sanofi-aventis U.S. and Intelliject, Inc. Sign Licensing Agreement for Novel Epinephrine Auto Injector in North America
Date:11/30/2009

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. announced today the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement with Intelliject, Inc. for a novel epinephrine auto injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in North America (U.S. and Canada).

"We are pleased to have this opportunity to offer this innovative delivery device for the millions of people who are at risk of this life-threatening allergic reaction each year," stated Brent Ragans, Vice President, Head of General Therapeutics, sanofi-aventis U.S. "This agreement complements our strong presence in the U.S. as a leader in the allergy arena and is a great example of our company's transformation into a provider of healthcare solutions."

Sanofi-aventis will be responsible for manufacturing and commercial activities in North America. Intelliject will be responsible for the on-going development and regulatory submission in the U.S. In addition, Intelliject has retained certain rights to co-promote the product in the U.S.

Under the terms of the agreement, sanofi-aventis U.S. will make an upfront payment and Intelliject will be eligible for future milestone payments and royalties on product sales.

About anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that involves a number of body systems and can be fatal within minutes, either through swelling that shuts off airways or through a significant drop in blood pressure. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates there are up to 2,000 episodes of anaphylaxis per every 100,000 people in the U.S. each year, although the precise incidence of anaphylaxis is unknown and is likely underreported.

Anaphylaxis can occur in people with allergies to certain foods, insect stings, medications, latex or other allergens. All published national anaphylaxis guidelines recommend epinephrine as the treatment in an acute episode. The vast majority of deaths from anaphylaxis occur in individuals who do not receive epinephrine in a timely manner.

About sanofi-aventis

Sanofi-aventis U.S. is an affiliate of sanofi-aventis, a leading global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions to help improve the lives of patients. Sanofi-aventis is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York ( SNY). For more information, www.sanofi-aventis.us or www.sanofi-aventis.com

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements include financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives, intentions and expectations with respect to future events, operations, products and services, and statements regarding future performance. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "plans" and similar expressions. Although sanofi-aventis' management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of sanofi-aventis, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include those discussed or identified in the public filings with the SEC and the AMF made by sanofi-aventis, including those listed under "Risk Factors" and "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in sanofi-aventis' annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2008. Other than as required by applicable law, sanofi-aventis does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements.

Contact: Susan Brooks, sanofi-aventis U.S., (908) 981-6566, susan.brooks@sanofi-aventis.com

SOURCE sanofi-aventis


'/>"/>
SOURCE sanofi-aventis
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Sanofi-aventis: Multaq(R) Approved in the European Union for Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
2. Sanofi-aventis and Regeneron Expand Strategic Antibody Collaboration
3. Prasco Enters into Agreements with sanofi-aventis U.S. to Provide Sales Support and Distribution Services for Authorized Generic Versions Under the Winthrop Label in U.S.
4. Sanofi-aventis and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Enter Into a Worldwide Collaboration and Licensing Agreement on MM-121, an Anti-ErbB3 Monoclonal Antibody
5. Fovea Pharmaceuticals to be Acquired by sanofi-aventis
6. Sanofi-aventis Stands Behind the Safety of Lantus(R)
7. Insulin Analogues From Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly and Sanofi-Aventis Will Drive Growth in the Type 1 Diabetes Drug Market
8. Vical Licensee Sanofi-aventis Initiates Phase 3 Trial to Reduce Amputations
9. CareFusion Signs Multi-Year Technology Licensing Agreement for Masimo Rainbow SET(R) Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM)
10. Ironwood and Astellas Announce Japan Licensing Agreement for Linaclotide
11. Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Signs Exclusive Licensing Agreement with Ramot for TAR-1, a Novel Therapeutic for the Treatment of Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) ... Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), with respect ... Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective June 24, ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, Jazz Pharmaceuticals ... which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender offer for ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 26, 2016 ... value-based care operating models within the health care industry ... greater financial efficiency , Deloitte offers a suite ... key business issues impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource ... , These services facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ... development and manufacturing of collagen and mineral based ... today that Bill Messer has joined ... to further leverage the growing portfolio of oral ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with growing colorful ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color brings the ... can now reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful panels. , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating ... many ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who ... of The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These ... tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest ... as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are ... Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on ... article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo ... such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):