HALOZYME PROVIDES UPDATE ON LICENSEE CO-FORMULATION PATENT HEARING IN EUROPE
Company Anticipates No Impact on U.S. and European Royalty Revenues from DARZALEX FASPRO® and SC through at least 2030
Reiterates 2023 Revenue Guidance of $815 million to $845 million and Royalty Revenue of $445 million to $455 million
SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) ("Halozyme") today provides an update on a decision by the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office ("EPO") regarding one of the Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) co-formulation patents for DARZALEX® (daratumumab) SC.
"We remain confident in our strong royalty revenue potential across our diverse partner pipeline. Today's decision in Europe on a single co-formulation patent has no impact on our current full year 2023 revenue guidance. Janssen will continue to pay royalties to Halozyme on U.S. and European sales of DARZALEX FASPRO® and SC, in line with our total royalty revenue projection of approximately $1 billion by 2027, and thereafter to at least 2030. We also do not believe this decision will impact the ability of any other Halozyme licensee to obtain co-formulation patents for their innovations. Furthermore, today's decision has no impact on the composition of matter patents in the U.S. and Europe for ENHANZE®," said Dr. Helen Torley, president and chief executive officer of Halozyme.
"We are disappointed with the Opposition Division's oral decision to revoke Janssen's European Patent EP3370770B1. We expect a written decision to be provided in the next several months. If an appeal is filed, it would suspend today's decision and the patent would remain in force until the case is finally decided on any such appeal," concluded Dr. Torley.
Halozyme is a biopharmaceutical company bringing disruptive solutions to significantly improve patient experiences and outcomes for emerging and established therapies. As the innovators of the ENHANZE® technology with the proprietary enzyme rHuPH20, Halozyme's commercially-validated solution is used to facilitate the delivery of injected drugs and fluids in order to reduce the treatment burden to patients. Having touched more than 600,000 patient lives in post-marketing use in five commercialized products across more than 100 global markets, Halozyme has licensed its ENHANZE® technology to leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Roche, Takeda, Pfizer, AbbVie, Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Alexion, argenx, Horizon Therapeutics, ViiV Healthcare and Chugai Pharmaceutical.
Halozyme also develops, manufactures and commercializes, for itself or with partners, drug-device combination products using its advanced auto-injector technology that are designed to provide commercial or functional advantages such as improved convenience and tolerability, and enhanced patient comfort and adherence. The Company has a commercial portfolio of proprietary products including XYOSTED®, TLANDO® and NOCDURNA® and partnered commercial products and ongoing product development programs with several pharmaceutical companies including Teva Pharmaceutical, Covis Pharma, Pfizer and Idorsia Pharmaceuticals.
Halozyme is headquartered in San Diego, CA and has offices in Ewing, NJ and Minnetonka, MN. Minnetonka is also the site of its operations facility.
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