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Alexion Pharmaceuticals is the original developer and distributor of Soliris, a drug used to treat the rare disorders atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria .The company is also involved in research with regards to the immune system and how it can be stopped from attacking healthy tissue .Soliris, the company's sole marketed drug, has been approved for use in the EU and Japan however availability in other places such as the USA and Canada is limited due to marketing restrictions and lack of ensured access .In 2013 36% of sales originated in the US down from 37%, with 33% coming from Europe down from 35%; Japan accounts for just over 10%. In 2013 revenue was impacted by higher unit volumes for Soliris , and a negative price impact related to rebates in Europe; acquisition related costs fell significantly from $22 million to just $5 million. In 2011 50% of the increase in assets came from cash and cash equivalents, the value of which has since gone down since part of it was spent on acquiring Enobia. In the last quarter, R&D spending was higher due to expansion of development programs while net sales of Soliris increased 45% to $227.6 million on account of new international patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. By September 2013 quarterly sales of Soliris topped $400 million. Wikipedia.

Cheng C.J.,Yale University | Cheng C.J.,Alexion Pharmaceuticals | Tietjen G.T.,Yale University | Saucier-Sawyer J.K.,Yale University | Saltzman W.M.,Yale University
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery | Year: 2015

The primary goal of nanomedicine is to improve clinical outcomes. To this end, targeted nanoparticles are engineered to reduce non-productive distribution while improving diagnostic and therapeutic efficacy. Paradoxically, as this field has matured, the notion of targeting has been minimized to the concept of increasing the affinity of a nanoparticle for its target. This Opinion article outlines a holistic view of nanoparticle targeting, in which the route of administration, molecular characteristics and temporal control of the nanoparticles are potential design variables that must be considered simultaneously. This comprehensive vision for nanoparticle targeting will facilitate the integration of nanomedicines into clinical practice. © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. Source

Provided herein are methods shifting the isoelectric profile of a recombinant protein product and the use of such methods in the manufacture of recombinant protein products. Also provided are recombinant protein products produced by such methods.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals | Date: 2015-10-13

Provided herein are methods of replicating a large scale eculizumab production cell culture in a small scale culture.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals | Date: 2015-11-03

A bone delivery conjugate having a structure selected from the group consisting of: A) X-D

Alexion Pharmaceuticals | Date: 2015-03-13

The present disclosure relates to, inter alia, antibodies, or antigen-binding fragments thereof, that bind to C5a and to use of the antibodies in methods for treating or preventing complement-associated disorders such as, but not limited to, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, age-related macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis, sepsis, severe burn, antiphospho lipid syndrome, asthma, lupus nephritis, Goodpastures syndrome, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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