Q4 Preview: How Will Bayer Survive Patent Cliff?
Ahead of the German major's fourth-quarter earnings call Feb. 27, analysts at Bernstein have been weighing up Bayer's chances of surviving the patent expiries on Xarelto and Eylea.
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As Bayer prepares for several of its key products to lose patent exclusivity in four to five years’ time, In Vivo caught up with the company’s new head of pharma, Stefan Oelrich, to hear more on his strategy for the future – especially his plans for drug R&D, collaboration and a pipeline built on external innovation.
The German major noted that the effects of the losses of patent protection on Xarelto and Eylea are still about five years down the line and it expects to be able to soften the blow with some future big-earners from the pipeline and more external deals.
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