United States Patent and Trademark Office ….. published and made electronically available a new edition of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPE

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Today we published and made electronically available a new edition of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP).

Manual of Patent Examining Procedure

Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)Ninth Edition, March 2014

The USPTO continues to offer an online discussion tool for commenting on selected chapters of the Manual. To participate in the discussion and to contribute your ideas go to: http://uspto-mpep.ideascale.com.

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Aldoxorubicin…….Treatment of cancer …HIV-derived Kaposi’s Sarcoma, pancreatic cancer and for the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma.

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Aldoxorubicin-INNO206 structure



 in phase 3

(E)-N’-(1-((2S,4S)-4-(((2R,4S,5S,6S)-4-amino-5-hydroxy-6-methyltetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy)-2,5,12-trihydroxy-7-methoxy-6,11-dioxo-1,2,3,4,6,11-hexahydrotetracen-2-yl)-2-hydroxyethylidene)-6-(2,5-dioxo-2,5-dihydro-1H-pyrrol-1-yl)hexanehydrazide hydrochloride

1H-Pyrrole-1-hexanoic acid, 2,5-dihydro-2,5-dioxo-, (2E)-2-[1-[(2S,4S)-4-[(3-amino-






CAS:  151038-96-9 (INNO-206); 480998-12-7 (INNO-206 HCl salt),  1361644-26-9


CAS:  151038-96-9

Chemical Formula: C37H42N4O13

Exact Mass: 750.27484

Molecular Weight: 750.75

Certificate of Analysis:

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QC data:

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Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):

View Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

In vitro protocol:

Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Jul 15;18(14):3856-67

In vivo protocol:

Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Jul 15;18(14):3856-67.

Invest New Drugs. 2010 Feb;28(1):14-9.

Invest New Drugs. 2012 Aug;30(4):1743-9.

Int J Cancer. 2007 Feb 15;120(4):927-34.

Clinical study:

Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2007 Jun;16(6):855-66.

Aldoxorubicin (INNO-206): Aldoxorubicin, also known as INNO-206,  is the 6-maleimidocaproyl hydrazone derivative prodrug of the anthracycline antibiotic doxorubicin (DOXO-EMCH) with antineoplastic activity. Following intravenous administration, doxorubicin prodrug INNO-206…

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Delamanid……….an experimental drug for the treatment of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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(R) -2-methyl-6-nitro-2- { 4- [4- (4- trifluoromethoxyphenoxy) piperidin-l-yl] phenoxymethyl } -2 , 3- dihydroimidazo [2 , 1-b] oxazole

Imidazo[2,1-b]oxazole, 2,3-dihydro-2-methyl-6-nitro-2-[[4-[4-[4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenoxy]-1-piperidinyl]phenoxy]methyl]-, (2R)-


681492-22-8 cas no

Delamanid, 681492-22-8, Delamanid (JAN/USAN), Delamanid [USAN:INN],UNII-8OOT6M1PC7,
  • OPC 67683
  • OPC-67683
Molecular Formula: C25H25F3N4O6
Molecular Weight: 534.48441


Trial Name: A Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Trial to Evaluate OPC 67683 in Patients With Pulmonary Sputum Culture-Positive, Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (TB)
Primary Sponsor: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Trial ID / Reg # / URL: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00685360

Delamanid (USAN, codenamed OPC-67683) is an experimental drug for the treatment of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis. It works by blocking the synthesis of mycolic acids in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism which causes tuberculosis, thus destabilising its cell wall.[1][2][3]

In phase II clinical trials, the…

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. through its Swiss Subsidiary receives USD 4 Mn. as research fee payment from Forest Laboratories Inc.

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Total Payment received for the mpges-1 program from Forest Laboratories is USD 15 million

March 25, 2014: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has informed the Stock Exchange today that the company through its Swiss subsidiary has received

USD 4 million as research fee payment from Forest Laboratories Inc. on a collaboration for the development of novel mPGES-1 inhibitors to treatchronic inflammatory conditions, including pain.

Under the terms of the agreement signed in FY 2012-13, Forest made USD 6 million upfront payment and also provided an additional USD 3 million

to support the next phase of work. In September 2013, Glenmark received an additional amount of USD 2 million as research fee payment from Forest Laboratories Inc.

Hence, the total amount received by Glenmark from Forest Laboratories Inc towards its novel mPEGS-1 inhibitors program is USD15 million.

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For treatment of patients with hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing treatment regimen.


(1S,2S,3R,4S,7R,9S,10S,12R,15S)-4-(Acetyloxy)-15-{[(2R,3S)-3-{[(tert-butoxy)carbonyl]amino}-2-hydroxy-3-phenylpropanoyl]oxy}-1-hydroxy-9,12-dimethoxy-10,14,17,17-tetramethyl-11-oxo-6-oxatetracyclo[,10.04,7]heptadec-13-ene-2-yl benzoate


Jevtana, Taxoid XRP6258, Cabazitaxelum, 183133-96-2, Xrp6258, CHEBI:63584, XRP-6258, TXD 258, XRP 6258
Molecular Formula: C45H57NO14   Molecular Weight: 835.93238

EMA:LinkUS FDA:link

Cabazitaxel is prepared by semi-synthesis from 10-deacetylbaccatin III (10-DAB) which is extracted from yew tree needles. The chemical name of cabazitaxel is (2α,5β,7β,10β,13α)-4-acetoxy-13-({(2R,3S)-3-[(tert-butoxycarbonyl)amino]-2-hydroxy-3-phenylpropanoyl}oxy)-1-hydroxy-7,10-dimethoxy-9-oxo-5,20-epoxy-tax-11-en-2-yl benzoate and is marketed as a 1:1 acetone solvate (propan-2-one),

Cabazitaxel is an anti-neoplastic used with the steroid medicine prednisone. Cabazitaxel is used to treat people with prostate cancer that has progressed despite treatment with docetaxel. Cabazitaxel is prepared by semi-synthesis with a precursor extracted from yew needles (10-deacetylbaccatin III). It was approved…

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Mexico and S. Korea: pharma cooperation agreement

Regulatory Affairs in Latin America

On Tuesday 11th March 2014, the COFEPRIS, Mexico’s regulatory authority, and the South Korean Ministry of Health and Wellbeing, through their representatives, signed a collaboration agreement on matters of regulatory affairs for drug products, cosmetic products and medical devices.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the COFEPRIS headquarters in Mexico by the head of the COFEPRIS, Commissioner Mikel Arriola, and the Deputy Minister of Health Policy of South Korea, Choi Younghyun. Also present in the meeting were the South-Korean Vice-Minister of Food and Drug Safety, Jang Byungwon, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Relations and of the pharmaceutical industry of South Korea, and officers of the Mexican Ministry of Health.

The goal of the agreement is to reinforce the technical and scientific cooperation for the benefit of the health of both countries’ populations. The authorities also agreed to work on international cooperation and pharmaceutical innovation to boost their respective…

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FDA Asked To Improve Approval Processes For Orphan Drugs

Lawmakers appealed to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to improve consistency of approval processes for orphan drugs, in a letter spearheaded by Senator Edward Markey.

“We write in recognition of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA’s) efforts to ensure public access to safe, innovative and novel therapeutics, particularly for rare diseases and where there are unmet medical needs, and to ask that you continue to commit to ensuring that potential new medicines are guided and reviewed consistently across the agency,” the letter stated, which was signed by 38 members of Congress. The lawmakers said that many families continue to struggle with limited options for rare diseases and development of new, more effective medical treatments often comes too slow. “Innovation of new and safe drugs is especially urgent for rare diseases, for which either no approved therapeutics or no cures currently exist,” the letter stated.