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Judge Dismisses Ixchel's Antitrust Claims Against Biogen

Law360, Fort Wayne (September 12, 2017, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Ixchel Pharma LLC’s claims alleging Biogen Inc. made an anti-competitive agreement to undermine Ixchel’s development of a treatment for a rare neuromuscular disease, saying the two companies are not competitors.

Though Ixchel was working to develop a drug containing dimethyl fumerate to treat Friedreich’s ataxia, under an agreement with collaborator Forward Pharma FA ApS only Forward would have been able to bring the drug to market, U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb said in an order.

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Case Information

Case Title

Ixchel Pharma, LLC. v. Biogen Inc.

Case Number



California Eastern

Nature of Suit



William B. Shubb

Date Filed

April 4, 2017

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