Omeros Announces End to Patent Infringement Lawsuits with Generic Challengers

July 27, 2018: By Joan McKenna

Legal issueSeattle-based Omeros announced July 26 that it had ended all patent infringement lawsuits with developers of generics for Omidria following Sandoz’ decision to refrain from seeking US FDA approval until after Omidria’s patents expire in 2033.

Omidria (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1% / 0.3% is marketed for use during cataract surgery or intraocular lens (IOL) replacement to maintain pupil size by preventing intraoperative miosis (pupil constriction) and to reduce postoperative ocular pain.

Omeros launched Omidria in 2015.

Omeros previously announced that it had settled lawsuits against Par and Lupin over their filing of abbreviated new drug applications (ANDA) for generic version of Omidria.

Omeros said the earliest ANDA entry date for generic manufacturers now is April 2032.

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