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Celltrion begins Phase 3 trial of aflibercept biosimilar

Celltrion Inc. has begun a Phase 3 clinical trial of CT-P42, an aflibercept biosimilar referencing Regeneron’s Eylea.  The trial will enroll 300 patients with diabetic macular edema, and aims to compare CT-P42’s efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity against Eylea. Celltrion adds CT-P42 to its pipeline of other investigational biosimilars, including…

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Clinical Updates

As described below, Adocia, Cue Biopharma, and Eucure Biopharma each recently announced clinical updates with regards to their biologic product candidates or combination therapies. Adocia, a clinical-stage biotechnology company headquartered in France, reported positive results from a clinical pharmacology study using its proprietary BioChaperone® (BC) ultra-rapid prandial insulin formulation.  The study…

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Q4 2020 and Full Year Earnings Roundup: Biologics and Biosimilars Update

Below are some highlights from fourth quarter and full year 2020 earnings reports recently released by biologics and biosimilars companies: At the end of last month, Johnson & Johnson reported fourth quarter sales of $22.5 billion reflecting growth of 8.3% and full year sales of $82.6 billion reflecting growth of…

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CHMP adopts positive opinions on two bevacizumab biosimilars

At its January meeting last week, the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended approval for two biosimilar bevacizumab medicines, Alymsys and Oyavas.  Mabxience Research SL’s Alymsys and STADA Arzneimittel AG’s Oyavas both received positive opinions for the treatment of carcinoma of the colon or rectum, breast cancer, non-small…

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FDA Accepts Bio-Thera Solutions’ Biologics License Application for BAT1706, a Proposed Biosimilar to Avastin®

On January 28, 2021, Bio-Thera Solutions announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted its Biologics License Application (BLA) for BAT1706, a proposed biosimilar to Avastin® (bevacizumab).  The BLA seeks approval of BAT1706 for the treatment of diseases for which the US-licensed Avastin is approved, including metastatic colorectal cancer…

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That’s a Wrap – Biosimilars Guide Webinar Series

We have concluded our webinar series relating to Goodwin’s Guide to Biosimilars Litigation and Regulation in the U.S., which provides expert guidance and practical know-how for lawyers working in this growing area of the law. This webinar series provided an opportunity to dive deep into some of the key topics…

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Recent Biosimilars Deals

On January 13, 2021, EVOQ announced a license and collaboration agreement with Amgen for the development of new drugs for autoimmune disorders.  According to the press release, Amgen and EVOQ will collaborate on preclinical development and Amgen will be responsible for clinical development and commercialization.  Amgen’s portfolio includes biosimilars AMGEVITA…

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Everest Medicines Announces Approval of Clinical Trial Application by China National Medical Products Administration for Phase 3 Registration Trial of Sacituzumab Govitecan-Hziy for Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

On January 6, 2021, Everest Medicines (HKEX 1952.HK) announced that the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) of the People’s Republic of China approved a Clinical Trial Application (CTA) for sacituzumab govitecan-hziy for the treatment of patients with metastatic urothelial cancer (mUC).  With this CTA, Everest Medicines plans to enroll patients in China…

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