Lilly and Sanofi Reach Settlement Agreement in U.S. Insulin Glargine Litigation

Pending final FDA approval, Basaglar can be launched in the U.S. beginning on December 15, 2016

 INDIANAPOLIS, IN, USA I September 28, 2015 I Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has entered into a settlement agreement to resolve patent litigation with Sanofi regarding its insulin glargine product, Basaglar®. As a part of the agreement, Lilly and its alliance partner, Boehringer Ingelheim, will have the ability to launch Basaglar in the U.S. on December 15, 2016. Under the terms of the agreement, Sanofi has granted Lilly a royalty-bearing license so Lilly can manufacture and sell Basaglar in the Kwikpen® device globally. Further details regarding the settlement are confidential.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration tentatively approved Basaglar in August 2014. With this resolution, Lilly plans to request final approval of Basaglar from the FDA.

"The settlement agreement ends the legal dispute between Lilly and Sanofi and provides us with certainty as it relates to our U.S. launch timing," said Michael J. Harrington, senior vice president and general counsel for Lilly. "This enables us to focus our efforts on preparing to successfully market and launch Basaglar in the U.S. in December of 2016."

About Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at www.lilly.com and http://newsroom.lilly.com/social-channels

SOURCE: Eli Lilly

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