exclusivity

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exclusivity

(ĕks″kloo-sĭv′ĭ-tē) [Med. L.]
In the pharmaceutical industry, patent protection for drug manufacturers who may produce a therapeutic agent without competition from other drug suppliers.
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(2010) Follow-on biologic drug competition - No need for new marketing exclusivities. Journal of Commercial Biotechnology 16 (1) : 5-7.
To avoid such a situation, the FDA has determined that, in cases involving blocking exclusivities, more than one genetic drug applicant may be entitled to shared exclusivity (i.e., two or more applicants may be eligible for approval while the remaining approvals for competitor products would be delayed for 180 days).