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Alexion’s Preliminary Injunction Motion Denied in Eculizumab BPCIA Litigation Against Samsung Bioepis

As we previously reported, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Alexion Pharma International Operations Ltd. (collectively, “Alexion”) sued Samsung Bioepis Co. Ltd. (“Samsung”) in January 2024 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.  Alexion’s complaint alleged infringement of six patents under the BPCIA based on Samsung’s submission of its…

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FDA Approves New Indication for AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s Cancer Drug ENHERTU

On April 5, the FDA granted accelerated approval to AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s ENHERTU (trastuzumab deruxtecan) for adult patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive (IHC3+) solid tumors who have received prior systemic treatment and have no satisfactory alternative treatment options. ENHERTU, which is now FDA-approved for five indications, is a…

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Biocon Settles with Bayer and Regeneron, Securing Canada Market Entry Date for Aflibercept Biosimilar

On March 4, Biocon Biologics Ltd. announced it has signed a settlement agreement with Bayer Inc. and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. regarding YESAFILI, Biocon’s proposed biosimilar to EYLEA (aflibercept). The settlement resolves multiple patent infringement proceedings in the Federal Court of Canada. Under the agreement, Biocon can launch YESAFILI in Canada…

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Biocon Settles with Janssen, Securing U.S. Market Entry Date for Ustekinumab Biosimilar

On February 29, Biocon Biologics Ltd announced that it signed a settlement and license agreement with Janssen Biotech Inc. and Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) regarding Bmab 1200, Biocon’s proposed biosimilar to STELARA.  The agreement allows Biocon to launch in the United States in February 2025, pending FDA approval.  As part…

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Biosimilar Regulatory Updates

Celltrion Submits BLA for Tocilizumab Biosimilar On January 28, 2024, Celltrion USA announced that it has completed submission of its application to the FDA for CT-P47, its proposed tocilizumab biosimilar.  CT-P47 references Genentech’s ACTEMRA, an interleukin 6 receptor antagonist indicated for adult rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic polyarthritis, and systemic juvenile…

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Year in Review: Top Regulatory Developments of 2023

As we kick off 2024, we reflect on regulatory developments in the biologics and biosimilars space in 2023.  Below are some of the top regulatory developments from 2023. FDA Approvals In 2023, there were 23 FDA approvals of Biologic License Applications, including for Vertex’s CASGEVY and Bluebird’s LYFGENIA, the first…

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Updates on Aflibercept BPCIA Litigation

Emergency Motion for Entry of a PI Schedule Against Celltrion, Formcyon, and Samsung Bioepis On December 28, Regeneron filed emergency motions for entry of a PI schedule in its aflibercept BPCIA cases against Celltrion, Inc., Formycon AG, and Samsung Bioepis (“Samsung”).  Regeneron seeks a PI schedule to “ensure an orderly…

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