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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Acorda Therapeutics announces US patent for multiple sclerosis drug "Ampyra"


With no competition, shall there be higher prices?




April 21, 2011


(Source: Datamonitor)tracking
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has allowed US patent application entitled Sustained Release Aminopyridine Composition.


The claims of the patent application relate to methods to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) by administering 10 mg of sustained release 4-aminopyridine (dalfampridine) twice daily. The patent that issues from this application, which will be eligible for listing in the FDA Orange Book, is set to expire in early February 2026, based on the USPTO's calculated patent term adjustment of 413 days, which the Company is currently evaluating.

AMPYRA (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg is marketed in the US by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. It is approved in the Unites States as a treatment to improve walking in people with MS. This was demonstrated by an increase in walking speed.
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