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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 is one tentative approval for this compound. Additional details are available on the caspofungin acetate profile page.

Summary for Tradename: CANCIDAS

Patents:3
Applicants:1
NDAs:1
Suppliers: see list1

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

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

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

Caspofungin Acetate, Fluconazole, or Voriconazole in Preventing Fungal Infections in Patients Following Donor Stem Cell Transplant
Status: Recruiting Condition: Fungal Infection; Hematopoietic/Lymphoid Cancer

Caspofungin Acetate or Fluconazole in Preventing Invasive Fungal Infections in Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Who Are Undergoing Chemotherapy
Status: Recruiting Condition: Adult Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia (M7); Adult Acute Minimally Differentiated Myeloid Leukemia (M0); Adult Acute Monoblastic Leukemia (M5a); Adult Acute Monocytic Leukemia (M5b); Adult Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia With Maturation (M2); Adult Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Without Maturation (M1); Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Remission; Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With 11q23 (MLL) Abnormalities; Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Del(5q); Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Inv(16)(p13;q22); Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(16;16)(p13;q22); Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(8;21)(q22;q22); Adult Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia (M4); Adult Erythroleukemia (M6a); Adult Pure Erythroid Leukemia (M6b); Childhood Acute Erythroleukemia (M6); Childhood Acute Megakaryocytic Leukemia (M7); Childhood Acute Minimally Differentiated Myeloid Leukemia (M0); Childhood Acute Monoblastic Leukemia (M5a); Childhood Acute Monocytic Leukemia (M5b); Childhood Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia With Maturation (M2); Childhood Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Without Maturation (M1); Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Remission; Childhood Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia (M4); Fungal Infection; Neutropenia; Recurrent Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Recurrent Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Untreated Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Untreated Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Other Myeloid Malignancies

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Glossary
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, 2001RXYes5,514,650*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, 2001RXYes6,136,783*PED<disabled>Y<disabled>
Merck
CANCIDAS
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227-002Jan 26, 2001RXYes5,514,650*PED<disabled>Y<disabled>
Merck
CANCIDAS
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227-002Jan 26, 2001RXYes5,952,300*PED<disabled>Y<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
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5,378,804 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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