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Roche Backs Off Mircera Suit In India

Executive Summary

Roche has dropped its suit against Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. over the alleged infringement of its patents pertaining to Mircera (methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta), after the Indian firm apparently established that its product is "different". Both sides, though, seemed to keep the matter alive, suggesting that they would seek appropriate remedies in the event of fresh "cause of action".

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