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Profile for Tradename: CANCIDAS

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Cancidas is a drug marketed by Merck and is included in one NDA. It is available from one supplier. There are three patents protecting this drug and one Paragraph IV challenge.

The generic ingredient in CANCIDAS is caspofungin acetate. There are six drug master file entries for this compound. One supplier is listed for this compound. There are two tentative approvals for this compound. Additional details are available on the caspofungin acetate profile page.

Summary for Tradename: CANCIDAS

Patents:3
Applicants:1
NDAs:1
Suppliers / Packagers: see list2

Pharmacology for Tradename: CANCIDAS

Ingredient-typeLipopeptides
Drug ClassEchinocandin Antifungal

Clinical Trials for: CANCIDAS

Pharmacokinetics of Caspofungin (Cancidas ®) Given Intravenously as Therapy to Patients With an Invasive Fungal Infection in the Intensive Care Unit - a Search for Co-variates
Status: Completed Condition: Invasive Fungal Infection

Caspofungin Maximum Tolerated Dose in Patients With Invasive Aspergillosis
Status: Completed Condition: Invasive Aspergillosis

Open, Pharmacokinetic Study of Caspofungin Acetate in Immunocompromised Young Children With Febrile Neutropenia (0991-042)
Status: Completed Condition: Fungal Infection

Pharmacokinetic, Safety and Efficacy of Intermittent Application of Caspofungin for Antifungal Prophylaxis
Status: Completed Condition: Fungal Infection

Pilot Feasibility Study With Patients Who Are at High Risk For Developing Invasive Candidiasis in a Critical Care Setting (MK-0991-067)
Status: Terminated Condition: Invasive Candidiasis

Evaluation of the Pharmacokinetics of Caspofungin in ICU Patients
Status: Recruiting Condition: Shock

Pharmacokinetics of Caspofungin in Burn Patients
Status: Completed Condition: Thermal Injury

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Caspofungin (Cancidas ®) and Drug Tolerance of Fungi to Patients With an Invasive Fungal Infection in the Intensive Care Unit
Status: Enrolling by invitation Condition: Invasive Fungal Infection

Pharmacokinetics of Caspofungin After One Dose in Patients With Liver Failure
Status: Recruiting Condition: Bacterial Infections and Mycoses; Liver Disease

Efficacy and Safety of Caspofungin for Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis Underlying Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Status: Recruiting Condition: Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Exclusivity Expiration
Merck
CANCIDAS
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227-001Jan 26, 2001RXYes6,136,783*PED<disabled>Y<disabled>
Merck
CANCIDAS
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227-002Jan 26, 2001RXYes6,136,783*PED<disabled>Y<disabled>
Merck
CANCIDAS
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227-001Jan 26, 2001RXYes5,952,300*PED<disabled>Y<disabled>
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Expired Patents for Tradename: CANCIDAS

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Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Patent No. Patent Expiration
Merck
CANCIDAS
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227-001Jan 26, 20015,378,804*PED<disabled>
Merck
CANCIDAS
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227-002Jan 26, 20015,514,650*PED<disabled>
Merck
CANCIDAS
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227-002Jan 26, 20015,792,746*PED<disabled>
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Paragraph IV activity for: CANCIDAS

Drugname Dosage Strength RLD Submissiondate
caspofungin acetateFor Injection50 mg/vial and 70 mg/vialCancidas6/26/2009

Non-Orange Book Patents for Tradename: CANCIDAS

For Orange Book-listed patents (shown in the main table above) generic applications must certify that the listed patents are expired, invalid, or will not be infringed by generic entry.

The non-Orange Book patents listed below do not require formal certifications, so they do not automatically impede generic entry. Instead, they represent potential opportunities for branded firms to block generic entry through patent infringment challenges.

Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
5,378,804 Aza cyclohexapeptide compounds<disabled in preview>
5,792,746 Aza cyclohexapeptide compounds<disabled in preview>
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Friedman, Y. Location of pharmaceutical innovation: 2000–2009 Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 9, 835–836 (2010).

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