In another patient NovoSeven stopped persistent hemorrhage that developed after resection of two large extraperitoneal pelvic sarcomas (Obstet.
Given as an IV dose of 60-80 [micro]g/kg, NovoSeven is expensive and has a short half-life, so more than one dose may be needed, Dr.
The 14,000 square metre NovoSeven
facility in Hillerod, Denmark, was designed and constructed as a fast-track project by the life science engineering company, NNE, for the healthcare company Novo Nordisk.
Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company with 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care, recently launched NovoSeven
with pre-filled syringe for fast bleeding control.
Although there are many successful orphan drugs that have made large profits for their developers (Gleevec, NovoSeven
etc) the development of these products must be approached carefully.
Novo Nordisk's decision followed the analysis of data from a double-blinded, randomized, controlled phase IIIa (adept 2) study, where patients received either vatreptacog alfa or NovoSeven
, an approved product of Novo Nordisk.
With the projected decline in sales of the haemostasis agent NovoSeven
, Novo Nordisk is intent on expanding its biopharmaceuticals business, and growth hormone therapy should continue as an important growth driver.
2 Patent Expiries of Major Blockbusters Including Kogenate FS, BeneFIX, NovoSeven
, and ReFacto Pose a Threat to Leading Players in the Market 21
The main purpose of the Panel was to probe new developments on extended half-life (EHL) products, new products for inhibitor formation and new competitors to BeneFIX and NovoSeven
TABLE 30 GLOBAL SALES OF NOVOSEVEN
, 2000-2009 ($ MILLIONS)