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Johnson & Johnson

Drug Names(s): Epoetin Alfa, Eprex

Description: Procrit, marketed as Eprex in Europe, is a recombinant human erythropoeitin (epo) formulation indicated for stimulating red blood cell production in patients with anemia associated with chronic renal (kidney) failure, HIV-infected patients with Zidovudine (AZT)-induced anemia, and chemotherapy-induced anemia, as well as for the reduction of allogenic blood transfusions in certain surgery patients.

Deal Structure: In 1985, Amgen granted Johnson & Johnson (J&J) a perpetual license to market epoetin alfa in the United States for all uses except dialysis and diagnostics. Amgen retained the rights to market epogen in the U.S. for the dialysis market and receives a royalty from J&J sales. J&J also has the rights to market epoetin alfa for all uses outside of the U.S., Japan, and China.

Partners: Amgen, Inc.

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