Momenta’s Decision To Ditch Abatacept Makes Orencia Dispute Moot
Abandoning development of a biosimilar removes any right to challenge patents protecting the reference biologic, the US Court of Appeals has stated in dismissing Momenta’s appeal over abatacept.
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