Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 12/27/2010 07:57:45)
 

 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549
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FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 27, 2010 (December 23, 2010)

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REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New York
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


000-19034
13-3444607
(Commission File No.)
 IRS Employer Identification No.)


777 Old Saw Mill River Road, Tarrytown, New York
10591-6707
(Address of principal executive offices)
 (Zip Code)


(914) 347-7000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
 

 
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Item 8.01
Other Events.

Late last week, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Regeneron”) and sanofi-aventis were informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) that a case confirmed as avascular necrosis of a joint was seen in another company’s anti-nerve growth factor (“NGF”) program.  The FDA believes this additional case provides evidence to suggest a class-effect and has placed REGN475/SAR164877, an NGF inhibitor being developed by Regeneron and sanofi-aventis, on clinical hold. There are currently no ongoing trials with REGN475/SAR164877 that are either enrolling or treating patients.
 
 
 

 
 

 

 
SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 

 
 
REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
 
Date:   December 27, 2010
By:
/s/ Murray A. Goldberg
 
   
Name:
Murray A. Goldberg
   
Title:
Senior Vice President, Finance and
 
   
Administration, Chief Financial
     
Officer, Treasurer, and Assistant
     
Secretary