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Biogen Seeks a Preliminary Injunction in Natalizumab BPCIA Case Against Sandoz

Biogen seeks a preliminary injunction in its BPCIA case against Sandoz related to Sandoz’s proposed biosimilar of TYSABRI (natalizumab).  On October 20, 2022, the Court issued a sealed order on the parties’ joint stipulation and proposed schedule for a preliminary injunction motion.  A redacted version of the parties’ proposed schedule…

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Denosumab Clinical Trial Updates

The Big Molecule Watch is monitoring Phase III clinical trials involving denosumab biosimilars.  Here we report on the results of two recently completed studies. On June 30, 2022, a study was published showing that the efficacy of AryoGen Pharmed’s biosimilar denosumab candidate, ARYLIA, is noninferior to Amgen’s PROLIA for the…

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Mylan Voluntarily Recalls Additional Batch of Biosimilar Insulin Glargine Pens Due to Potential Missing Labels

On July 5, Mylan announced another voluntary recall of a batch of Insulin Glargine (insulin glargine-yfgn) Injection, 100 units/mL (U-100), 3 mL prefilled pens “due to the potential for the label to be missing on some pens.”  The recalled product is not the branded SEMGLEE® pen, but rather the unbranded…

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Outlook Therapeutics to Revise Ophthalmic Bevacizumab BLA in Light of FDA Request

Outlook Therapeutics announced today that the FDA has requested additional information in order to complete the filing of the company’s BLA for LYTENAVA.  LYTENAVA, or ONS-5010, is an ophthalmic intravitreal injection formulation of bevacizumab for the treatment of wet AMD and other retinal diseases.  In response to FDA’s request, Outlook…

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Celltrion to Enter U.S. Humira Biosimilar Market Following Patent Agreement with AbbVie

Celltrion recently announced that it will start selling Yuflyma, an adalimumab biosimilar, in the U.S. in July 2023.  The announcement stems from Celltrion’s recently inked patent agreement with AbbVie which allows Celltrion to market a high-concentration formulation of the drug.  As a company official stated, “By entering the U.S. market…

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FDA to Hold Final Assessment of the Program for Enhanced Review Transparency and Communication in the Biosimilar User Fee Act

Tomorrow, March, 22, 2022, the FDA will host a public meeting entitled “Final Assessment of the Program for Enhanced Review Transparency and Communication in in the Biosimilar User Fee Act.”  As part of the Biosimilar User Fee Act (BsUFA), the FDA contracted with independent third parties to assess the extent…

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Biogen and Xbrane Enter into Worldwide Commercialization and License Agreement for Certolizumab Pegol Biosimilar

On February 7, 2022, Biogen Inc. and Xbrane Biopharma AB announced that they had entered into a commercialization and license agreement related to Xcimzane, a certolizumab pegol biosimilar referencing CIMZIA.  Under the agreement, Biogen will gain exclusive global regulatory, manufacturing, and commercial rights to Xcimzane, and Xbrane will be responsible…

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Alvotech and JAMP Pharma Receive Marketing Authorization for SIMLANDI in Canada

On January 10, 2022, Alvotech Holdings S.A. (“Alvotech”) and JAMP Pharma Group (“JAMP Pharma”) announced that Health Canada granted marketing authorization to JAMP Pharma for a high-concentration biosimilar to Humira® (adalimumab) developed by Alvotech.  The biosimilar, also referred to as AVT02, will be marketed in Canada as SIMLANDI (100 mg/mL…

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British Columbia Expands Biosimilar Initiative to Rapid-Acting Insulins

On December 1, 2021 the government of British Columbia announced that it is further expanding its biosimilar initiative.  The statement reported that as of November 30, 2021 an estimated 30,000 patients on the rapid-acting insulin lispro (Humalog) and insulin aspart (NovoRapid) would have six months to transition to the respective…

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