Salix Expands XIFAXAN(R) Intellectual Property; Secures License Agreement With Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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Cedars-Sinai is the result of a merger in 1961 between two major Los Angeles hospitals, Cedars of Lebanon and Mount Sinai Home for the Incurables, with Steve Broidy as , or CSMC CSMC Confederate States Marine Corps (Civil War)
CSMC Coral Springs Medical Center
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CSMC Cyber Security Management Center , for the right to use U.S. Patent No. 6,861,053 and U.S. Patent Application No. 11/234,516 relating to methods of diagnosis and treating irritable bowel syndrome irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), condition characterized by frequently alternating constipation and diarrhea in the absence of any disease process. It is usually accompanied by abdominal pain, especially in the lower left quadrant, bloating, and flatulence. and other disorders caused by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth intestinal bacterial overgrowth Afferent loop syndrome, gastrojejunal loop obstruction, stagnant loop syndrome Infectious disease A condition characterized by excess growth of opportunistic bacteria, which occurs when normal gut flora is eradicated with antibiotics . Under the agreement, CSMC grants Salix an exclusive worldwide license to make, have made, use, sell and have sold and import licensed products related to the use of rifaximin, which we market in the United States under the trade name XIFAXAN(R), with a right to sublicense. CSMC also grants Salix a nonexclusive license to use any unpublished research and development information, know-how and technical data of CSMC as necessary to exploit all rights granted to Salix with respect to rifaximin, with a right to sublicense.
As consideration in the exclusive worldwide license, Salix will pay CSMC a cash license fee and a royalty stream based upon sales after receipt of an U.S. Food and Drug Adminisration approval on the use of XIFAXAN as an indication for irritable bowel syndrome.
This license with CSMC is a strategic part of our Product Life Cycle Management Program focused on XIFAXAN. The pending application, if issued, would broaden the scope of the patent protection for XIFAXAN.
XIFAXAN(R) (rifaximin) tablets 200 mg is indicated for the treatment of patients (Greater Than or Equal to 12 years of age) with travelers' diarrhea caused by noninvasive strains of Escherichia coli. XIFAXAN should not be used in patients with diarrhea complicated by fever or blood in the stool or diarrhea due to pathogens other than Escherichia coli. XIFAXAN should be discontinued if diarrhea symptoms get worse or persist more than 24-48 hours and alternative antibiotic therapy should be considered. In clinical trials, XIFAXAN was generally well tolerated. The most common side effects (vs. placebo) were flatulence 11.3% (vs. 19.7%), headache 9.7% (vs. 9.2%), abdominal pain 7.2% (vs. 10.1 %) and rectal tenesmus tenesmus /te·nes·mus/ (te-nez´mus) straining, especially ineffectual and painful straining at stool or urination.tenes´mic
n. 7.2% (vs. 8.8%).
Salix also markets COLAZAL(R), VISICOL(R) Tablets, OSMOPREP(TM) Tablets, AZASAN(R), Anusol-HC(R) 2.5%, Anusol-HC(R) 25 mg Suppository suppository /sup·pos·i·to·ry/ (su-poz´i-tor?e) an easily fusible medicated mass to be introduced into a body orifice, as the rectum, urethra, or vagina.
n. , Proctocort(R) Cream 1% and Proctocort(R) Suppositories suppositories,
n.pl solid capsules made of materials that melt at body temperature and are used to deliver medicinal substances into the rectum. . MOVIPREP(R) and granulated gran·u·late
v. gran·u·lat·ed, gran·u·lat·ing, gran·u·lates
1. To form into grains or granules.
2. To make rough and grainy.
v.intr. mesalamine are under development.
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