US generic version of bivalirudin authorised


The Medicines Company has authorised, in an agreement with Sandoz, the distribution of an authorised generic of bivalirudin (Angiomax) for injection in the USA. The drug is indicated in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with provisional use of GPI and in patients with, or at risk of, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis syndrome (HIT/HITTS) undergoing PCI.

Glenn Sblendorio, president and chief financial officer, The Medicines Company, says: “Bivalirudin has become a foundation anti-thrombin for patients undergoing PCI under The Medicines Company’s fifteen-year leadership in the cath lab. This agreement with Sandoz, itself a leader in the generics market, helps to ensure that bivalirudin remains a high quality product in this market. With the imminent launch of Kengreal (cangrelor), our intravenous P2Y12 inhibitor, we look forward to advancing patient care in the cath lab for years to come.”