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Drug Names(s): PEG-musirudin, pegmusirudin
Description: SPP200 (pegmusirudin), a pegylated recombinant protein, is a long-acting direct thrombin inhibitor. SPP200 is designed to prevent clot formation in the graft used in hemodialysis. It has a duration of action of over 100 hours and is not removed from the patient's body during dialysis (unlike unfractionated heparin).
Deal Structure: Abbott acquired SPP200 through the acquisition of Knoll AG in 2002 before out-licensing it to Speedel in 2003. In August 2006, Abbott Laboratories decided not to exercise its license-back option for SPP200 and thereby granted all development, commercialization and marketing rights for SPP200 to Speedel.
In September 2008, Speedel was acquired by Novartis.
Pink Sheet Weekly Trademark Review Oct. 28, 2014
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