Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc. ("Teikoku" or "the Company") announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has approved Docetaxel Injection, Non-Alcohol Formula ("Docetaxel Injection") for the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, gastric adenocarcinoma, and head and neck cancer. Teikoku entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Eagle Pharmaceuticals") in October 2015 to market, sell and distribute Docetaxel Injection in the U.S.
The main difference, compared to other docetaxel formulations, is that Docetaxel Injection is the first non-alcohol formulation approved in the U.S. Further differentiating it from some of the currently marketed docetaxel formulations is that Teikoku's Docetaxel Injection:
- Requires no prior dilution with a diluent and is ready to add to the infusion solution; and
- Is available in three presentations: 20mg/ml in single-dose vials, and 80 mg/4 mL or 160 mg/8 mL in multiple-dose vials.............