BOSTON (

TheStreet

) -- An early Christmas present for biotech investors: The first (overstuffed) FDA drug approval calendar of 2011.

For easy reference, I've organized this regulatory calendar in chronological order based on the drug approval decision date. I've also included information on pending FDA advisory panels. At the end of the calendar is a list of companies with potential regulatory milestones in 2011 based on expected but not yet completed drug approval filings.

In all, this calendar contains drug approval and regulatory milestone information on 34 drug and biotech stocks for 2011.

Mannkind

(MNKD) - Get Report

Drug/indication:

Afrezza for diabetes

Approval decision date:

Dec. 29, 2010

This is the second review cycle for Afrezza, a small, inhaled insulin device for diabetes.

Alimera Sciences

(ALIM) - Get Report

and

pSivida

(PSDV)

Drug/indication:

Iluvien for diabetic macular edema

Approval decision date:

Dec. 30, 2010

AztraZeneca

(AZN) - Get Report

Drug/indication:

Zictifa for medullary thyroid cancer

Approval decision date:

Jan. 7, 2011

An FDA advisory panel on Dec. 2 gave conditional support to the approval of Zictifa, also recommending that a post-approval study be conducted to determine if a lower dose could reduce side effects while maintaining efficacy.

Clinical Data

( CLDA)

Drug/indication:

Vilazodone for major depressive disorder

Approval decision date:

Jan. 22, 2011

Orexigen Therapeutics

(OREX)

Drug/indication:

Contrave for obesity

Approval decision date:

Jan. 31, 2011

An FDA advisory panel held Dec. 7 voted 13-7 to recommend Contrave's approval.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

(BMY) - Get Report

Drug/indication:

Yervoy (ipilimumab) for melanoma

FDA advisory panel meeting: Feb. 9, 2011

Approval decision date:

March 26, 2011

Both the FDA advisory panel meeting and the FDA's approval decision date for Yervoy were pushed back from December after Bristol submitted additional clinical data. Bristol is seeking initial approval for ipilimumab for patients who have previously received treatment for melanoma.

Pfizer

(PFE) - Get Report

and

Protalix Biotherapeutics

(PLX) - Get Report

Drug/indication:

Uplyso for Gaucher's disease

Approval decision date:

Feb. 25, 2011

Salix Pharmaceuticals

(SLXP)

Drug/indication:

Xiafaxan for irritable bowel syndrome

Approval decision date:

March 7, 2011

Xiafaxan is already approved for travelers' diarrhea and hepatic encephalopathy.

Human Genome Sciences

( HGSI)

Drug/indication:

Benlysta for lupus

Approval decision date:

March 10, 2011

If approved, Benlysta would be the first new drug for lupus patients in 50 years.

GlaxoSmithKline

(GSK) - Get Report

will co-market Benlysta. The FDA's approval decision date was pushed back three months from Dec. 9, 2010.

Dendreon

(DNDN)

Drug/indication:

Provenge for prostate cancer (manufacturing expansion)

Approval decision date:

March 2011

Dendreon is seeking FDA approval to expand Provenge manufacturing capacity at its New Jersey facility. Two additional Provenge plants are under construction outside Atlanta and in Orange Country, Calif. that are expected to come on line in the middle of the year.

InterMune

(ITMN)

Drug/indication:

Esbriet for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Approval decision date:

First quarter 2011 (estimated)

Intermune is seeking European approval for Esbriet after the FDA rejected the drug in 2010.

Cell Therapeutics

(CTIC) - Get Report

Drug/indication:

Pixantrone for aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Approval decision date:

First quarter 2011

Cell Therapeutics filed an appeal with FDA contesting the agency's April 2010 rejection of pixantrone.

Forest Laboratories

(FRX)

Drug/indication:

Daxas for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder

Approval decision date:

First quarter 2011

This is the second FDA review cycle for Daxas.

Xenoport

(XNPT)

and GlaxoSmithKline

Drug/indication:

Horizant for restless leg syndrome

Approval decision date:

April 6, 2011

This is the second FDA review cycle for Horizant. The original new drug application was filed to FDA in January 2009.

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals

(SPPI) - Get Report

Drug/indication:

Fusilev for colon cancer

Approval decision date:

April 29, 2011

This is the second review for Fusilev in colon cancer. The drug is already approved as a treatment for a form of bone cancer.

Adventrx Pharmaceuticals

(ANX)

Drug/indication:

ANX-530 for non-small cell lung cancer

Approval decision date:

May 3, 2011 (estimated, based on Adventrx's Nov. 3, 2010 filing and assuming a six-month FDA review.)

ANX-530 is a reformulation of the generic chemotherapy drug vinorelbine. The FDA issue a refuse-to-file letter for ANX-530 in 2010.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

(VRTX) - Get Report

Drug/indication:

Telaprevir for Hepatitis C

Approval decision date:

May 23, 2011 (estimated, based on Vertex's filing for approval on Nov. 23, 2010 and assuming six-month FDA review.)

Delcath Systems

(DCTH)

Drug/indication:

Hepatic ChemoSat Delivery System for liver metastases in melanoma patients

Approval decision date:

June 2011 (estimated, based on expected 2010 year-end filing and a six-month FDA review.)

Seattle Genetics

(SGEN) - Get Report

Drug/indication:

brentuximab vedotin for Hodgkin's lymphoma

Approval decision date:

Third quarter 2011 (estimated, based on the company's forecast for a first-quarter 2011 approval filing.)

MELA Sciences

(MELA)

Device/indication:

MELAFind for diagnosis of melanoma

Approval decision date:

Unknown

FDA rejected MELAFind in March 2010 but an FDA advisory panel in November narrowly recommended the device's approval over the FDA's objection. The FDA has not said when it will issue another approval decision for MELAFind.

Additional drugs with potential regulatory milestones in 2011:

Osiris Therapeutics

(OSIR) - Get Report

Drug/indication:

Prochymal for graft-versus-host disease

Status:

Prochymal phase III studies failed but Osiris says it plans to meet with FDA "early next year" to determine if Prochymal can still be filed for approval.

Transcept Pharmaceuticals

(TSPT)

Drug/indication:

Intermezzo for insomnia

Status:

Transcept intends to resubmit Intermezzo to FDA in first quarter 2011 following a complete response letter in October 2009.

Genzyme

( GENZ) and

Isis Pharmaceuticals

(ISIS)

Drug/indication:

mipomersen for severe hypercholesterolemia

Status:

Genzyme is expected to file for mipomersen approval in the first half 2011.

MAP Pharmaceuticals

( MAPP)

Drug/indication:

Levadex for migraines

Status:

MAP intends to file for Levadex approval in the first half of 2011.

Arena Pharmaceuticals

(ARNA) - Get Report

Drug/indication:

lorcaserin for obesity

Status:

FDA rejected lorcaserin in October. Arena has not yet disclosed a timetable for resubmitting lorcaserin to FDA.

Vivus

(VVUS) - Get Report

Drug/indication:

Qnexa for obesity

Status:

FDA rejected Qnexa in October. Vivus intends to resubmit Qnexa to FDA before the end of 2010.

Amylin Pharmaceuticals

( AMLN),

Alkermes

(ALKS) - Get Report

and

Eli Lilly

(LLY) - Get Report

Drug/indication:

Bydureon for diabetes

Status:

Additional clinical work required by FDA after October rejection is ongoing. Resubmission expected by end of 2011.

Alexza Pharmaceuticals

(ALXA)

Drug/indication:

AZ-004 for agitation in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

Status:

FDA rejected Alexza in October; Alexza still determining a resubmission strategy.

Sources:

BioMedTracker

, company reports,

TheStreet

research.

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