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Executive Order for Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation Signed by President Biden

On September 12, 2022, President Biden signed the Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy. The objective of the Executive Order is to “coordinate a whole-of-government approach to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing towards innovative solutions in health, climate change, energy, food…

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Formycon Announces Details for Pembrolizumab Biosimilar

This week Formycon AG (“Formycon”) announced details of its previously undisclosed pipeline project for FYB206, Formycon’s biosimilar of KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab). KEYTRUDA is approved for the treatment of advanced melanoma, lung and other types of carcinoma. According to the press release, Formycon fully owns the development and commercialization rights for FYB206,…

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European Regulatory Heads Make Biosimilars Interchangeable

On September 19, 2022, the European Medicines Agency’s (“EMA”) Biosimilar Medicines Working Party (“BMWP”) and the Heads of Medicines Agencies (“HMA”), a network of the heads of the authorities responsible for the regulation of medicinal products for human use in the European Economic Area, issued a Joint Statement confirming that…

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Formycon Announces Comparable Efficacy of Ustekinumab Biosimilar to Reference Product STELARA in Phase III Study

This week Formycon AG (“Formycon”) announced positive preliminary efficacy and safety data from the VESPUCCI Phase III clinical trial for FYB202, Formycon’s biosimilar version of STELARA (ustekinumab). The Phase III study was a multi-center, randomized, double-blinded, comparative study of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis vulgaris (plaque psoriasis). The clinical…

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Adalimumab Clinical Trial Updates

The Big Molecule Watch is monitoring clinical trial activities involving adalimumab. Here we report on three recent studies with adalimumab biosimilars for treating psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In July 2022, clinical trial data was published from a real-life retrospective observational study of pediatric (<18 years)…

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