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Amgen biopharma partners with Roche for neutropenia drugs

Posted on 23 October 2013

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Amgen biopharma partners by acquiring Roche's rights to the neutropenia drugs filgrastim and pegfilgrastim, effective January 1, 2014.

An undisclosed price.

Filgrastim and pegfilgrastim are marketed by Amgen in the United States and Europe under the trade names Neupogen® and Neulasta®, respectively.

Roche has held the rights to filgrastim and pegfilgrastim under license from Kirin-Amgen, in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Amgen said it will begin distributing and selling product “as soon as practical” in countries where the company has an existing commercial presence.

The biopharma partners expects the deal will be accretive to its earnings starting in 2014.

Japan’s Kyowa Hakko Kirin will continue to retain product rights and to market filgrastim and pegfilgrastim in parts of Asia, including China and Japan.

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