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Patent Expiration 2012


The FDA exclusivity for Plavix (clopidogrel) ended on May 17, 2012, while patent protection expires January 31, 2014. This exciting news brings Clopidogrel CAS# 113665-84-2, to the forefront of pharmaceutical news. With sales of Plavix generating billions of dollars for Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, researchers are clamoring to create generic options of clopidogrel. As an antiplatelet[…]

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As an immunosuppressant drug used to prevent transplant rejection, Sirolimus, CAS number 53123-88-9, is a macrolide. Particularly useful for kidney transplant patients, sirolimus is also known as the brand name Rapamune, which is marketed by Pfizer. The first patent for Rapamune is set to expire in October 2012. An addtional patent will expire in July[…]

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