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Trial Date Set For Seroquel Patent Litigation

LONDON, March 12, 2008-AstraZeneca today announced a trial date has been set for patent litigation in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Sandoz, Inc. alleging infringement of AstraZeneca’s patent as a result of Teva’s and Sandoz’s filings of Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs). The ANDAs seek approval to market generic versions of SEROQUEL® (quetiapine fumarate tablets) in the US before SEROQUEL’s patent expires in 2011. The Court has set a date for trial beginning on 11 August 2008.

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AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. It is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies with healthcare sales of $29.55 billion and leading positions in sales of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory, oncology and infection products. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4Good Index.

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Posted: March 2008