Elan wins $55M judgment in patent scrap

Ireland's Elan won a $55.2 million judgment against Abraxis BioScience on Friday, prevailing in its case that Abraxis' breast cancer drug Abraxane uses a technology protected by an Elan patent. Abraxane was approved by the FDA three years ago. This fight is far from finished, as Abraxis says it plans to appeal the ruling.

- read the report from RTT News

ALSO: Investors are anxiously awaiting a Phase II update from Elan and Wyeth on bapineuzumab, a potential blockbuster drug targeted at the root causes of Alzheimer's. Significant success in the clinic would pave the way for a new drug to compete against therapies that offer little long-term benefit. Report

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