Sun Pharma enters patent litigation settlement with Celgene for launch of generic Revlimid
22nd Jun 2021

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries along with one of its wholly owned subsidiaries have reached an agreement with Celgene Corporation (Celgene), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb, to resolve the patent litigation regarding submission of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a generic version of Revlimid (lenalidomide capsules) in the US.

Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, Celgene will grant Sun Pharma a license to Celgene’s patents required to manufacture and sell (subject to USFDA approval) certain limited quantity of generic lenalidomide capsules in the US beginning on a confidential date that is sometime after March 2022. In addition, the license will also allow Sun Pharma to manufacture and sell an unlimited quantity of generic lenalidomide capsules in the US beginning January 31, 2026.

Sun Pharma is the world's fourth largest specialty generic pharmaceutical company and India's top pharmaceutical company.