Tagged as: Actemra

Genentech and Partners Voluntarily Dismiss IPR Appeals Related to Genentech’s ACTEMRA® (Tocilizumab)

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On February 12, 2024, Chugai, Genentech, and Hoffmann-La Roche filed a motion for voluntary dismissal of their appeals of the PTAB’s Final Written Decisions in IPR2022-00578 and IPR2022-00579.  The appeals concerned IPRs filed by Celltrion where the PTAB found all challenged claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,580,264 and 10,874,677 were…

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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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Genentech and Biogen File Joint Stipulation of Dismissal in BPCIA Litigation Regarding Tocilizumab

As we previously reported, in July 2023 Genentech, Inc., Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc., and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (collectively, “Genentech”) filed BPCIA litigation against Biogen MA Inc. and Bio-Thera Solutions, Ltd. in the District of Massachusetts, asserting that Biogen sought FDA approval “to commercialize ‘BIIB800,’ a proposed biosimilar to Genentech’s drug Actemra®…

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Biogen Announces FDA Approval of TOFIDENCE, a Tocilizumab Biosimilar Referencing ACTEMRA

On September 29, 2023, Biogen announced the FDA approval of TOFIDENCE (tocilizumab-bavi) intravenous formulation which is the first tocilizumab biosimilar approved by the FDA in the United States.  TOFIDENCE is approved for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (PJIA), and systemic juvenile…

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Genentech Files BPCIA Complaint Against Biogen Regarding Tocilizumab

Yesterday, Genentech, Inc., Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc., and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Genentech”) filed BPCIA litigation against Biogen MA Inc. and Bio-Thera Solutions, Ltd. in the District of Massachusetts.  In its Complaint, Genentech asserts that Biogen is seeking FDA approval “to commercialize ‘BIIB800,’ a proposed biosimilar to Genentech’s drug Actemra® (tocilizumab).”  Genentech…

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Purple Book Updates

FDA’s Purple Book provides a searchable database of licensed biological products and includes the patent information provided to biosimilar applicants during the BPCIA patent dance.  Pursuant to a law enacted in late 2020, a reference product sponsor must provide patent information to FDA for listing in the Purple Book once…

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FDA Accepts Biogen’s aBLA for Tocilizumab

On December 9, 2022, Biogen announced that the FDA has accepted for review an aBLA for BIIB800, Biogen’s tocilizumab biosimilar candidate.  BIIB800 references Genetech’s ACTEMRA product, which is an anti-interleukin-6 receptor monoclonal antibody indicated for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults as well as juvenile idiopathic polyarthritis and systemic…

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Biogen Announces EMA Acceptance of Tocilizumab Biosimilar Application

Biogen Inc. (“Biogen”) recently announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted the marketing authorization application for BIIB800 (BAT1806), a biosimilar candidate referencing Roche’s ACTEMRA (tocilizumab).  ACTEMRA, an anti-interleukin-6 receptor monoclonal antibody, is approved in Europe as an intravenous formulation for severe, active and progressive rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic polyarthritis, active…

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FDA Accepts for Review Fresenius Kabi’s BLA for Tocilizumab Biosimilar

On August 1, 2022, Fresenius Kabi announced that the FDA accepted for review its Biologics License Application (BLA) for MSB11456, a biosimilar candidate for ACTEMRA (tocilizumab).  The BLA includes both subcutaneous (prefilled syringe and autoinjector) and intravenous administrations.  This is the first BLA accepted by FDA for a tocilizumab biosimilar. …

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Biogen and Bio-Thera Announce Positive Phase 3 Results On Tocilizumab Biosimilar

Biogen Inc. and Bio-Thera Solutions, Ltd. today announced positive Phase 3 results on BAT1806, a proposed biosimilar to ACTEMRA®/RoACTEMRA (tocilizumab). According to the Biogen press release, the study met its primary endpoints, demonstrating equivalent efficacy and comparable safety to the reference product in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis…

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