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Biosimilar Approval Updates in Europe and China

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On April 25, 2024, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of marketing authorization for Biogen Netherlands B.V.’s biosimilar TOFIDENCE (tocilizumab), for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA), polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) and coronavirus disease…

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Celltrion Announces Commercial Availability of ZYMFENTRA™ (infliximab-dyyb)

Celltrion USA announced on March 18, 2024, the availability of ZYMFENTRA™ (infliximab-dyyb), a subcutaneous (SC) formulation of infliximab.  ZYMFENTRA™, approved by the FDA in October 2023, is the first FDA-approved SC infliximab for the treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis and moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease, with…

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Regeneron Sues Formycon AG for Proposed Biosimilar of EYLEA in West Virginia District Court

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Regeneron”) filed a Complaint on November 29, 2023, against Formycon AG (“Formycon”) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, alleging infringement of 39 patents under the BPCIA based on Formycon’s submission of an aBLA for FYB203, a proposed biosimilar of EYLEA (aflibercept). …

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Sandoz Receives FDA Approval for TYRUKO® (natalizumab-sztn), the First and Only FDA-Approved Biosimilar for Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis

On August 25, 2023, Sandoz announced that the FDA has approved its biosimilar TYRUKO® (natalizumab-sztn), developed by Polpharma Biologics. TYRUKO® injection is the first and only FDA-approved biosimilar for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). TYRUKO® is also indicated for inducing and maintaining clinical response and remission in adult patients…

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Alkem Subsidiary Enzene Launches Adalimumab Biosimilar in India

As reported by HealthCareRadius in India, on February 23, 2023, Enzene Biosciences, a subsidiary of Alkem Laboratories, announced commencement of commercial supplies of its biosimilar adalimumab (ENZ-129) in India to treat ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  This is Enzene’s fourth biosimilar launch in the last eighteen months.  In…

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