Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc was incorporated in the state of Delaware in May 2001 under the name of Mimeon, Inc., later changed the name Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in September 2002. The Company is a biotechnology company operating in three product areas: Complex Generics, Biosimilars and Novel therapeutics. In Complex Generics product area, the Company develops generic versions of complex drugs that were approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration under New Drug Applications. Enoxaparin Sodium Injection is the Company's first product to receive marketing approval under ANDA. The second complex generic product candidate, M356, is designed to be a generic version of Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection), a complex drug consisting of a synthetic mixture of polypeptide chains. In Biosimilars product area, the Company is seeking to develop biosimilar versions of biologic medicines that were approved by the FDA under Biologics License Applications. Biologics are complex mixtures, and the Company unlocks their structural subtleties using an approach that is similar to the one it uses in the development of complex generics. Novel Drugs program uses the established characterization and process engineering capabilities from complex generics and biosimilars programs with a focus on polysaccharides and therapeutic proteins. Momenta were originally founded to develop novel drugs and it remains the long term goal for the Company. As with the complex generics and biosimilars the Company's platform gives a detailed understanding of the complex structures of novel product candidates, their associated manufacturing processes and controls, and the targeted biologic systems. The Company license or own a patent portfolio of over 100 patent families, each of which includes United States patent applications and/or issued patents as well as foreign counterparts. The Company relies on contract manufacturers since it does not own facilities for manufacturing any products.
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