Tagged as: Adalimumab

Teva and Alvotech’s Adalimumab Biosimilar Receives Interchangeable Status at FDA

On February 23rd, 2024, Alvotech and Teva announced FDA’s approval of SIMLANDI (adalimumab-ryvk), the first high-concentration and citrate-free biosimilar interchangeable with Humira. SIMLANDI injection was approved for nine indications—rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, plaque psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurative, and uveitis. The approval follows…

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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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Celltrion Expands Access to YUFLYMA (adalimumab-aaty)

On October 5, Celltrion Healthcare Co. announced that it has signed a contract with Ventegra, a major U.S. Medical Benefits Manager (MBM) “who administers pharmacy benefits through its Pharmacy Services Administration (PSA) model that has been effectively displacing traditional PBM’s.”  According to the press release, YUFLYMA (adalimumab-aaty) will be a…

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Recent Adalimumab Biosimilar Developments

FDA grants interchangeable designation to Pfizer’s adalimumab biosimilar – On October 5, 2023, Pfizer Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated ABRILADA (adalimumab-afzb) as an interchangeable biosimilar to HUMIRA (adalimumab). ABRILADA was originally approved by the FDA in November 2019. The new interchangeable designation was…

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Regulatory Update on Alvotech’s AVT02, a High-Concentration Interchangeable Adalimumab Biosimilar

On September 20, Alvotech announced that FDA has accepted the resubmission of its Biologics License Application (BLA) for AVT02, a high concentration, interchangeable biosimilar to HUMIRA (adalimumab). FDA has set a Biosimilar User Fee Act (BsUFA) goal date for approval of the resubmitted AVT02 BLA of February 24, 2024.  As…

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Teva and Alvotech Expand Strategic Biosimilars Partnership

Alvotech and Teva announced an expansion of their existing strategic partnership agreement relating to biosimilars products in the U.S.  According to the announcement, the existing agreement includes AVT02, an interchangeable high-concentration biosimilar candidate for HUMIRA (adalimumab), and four other biosimilar candidates, including AVT04, a proposed biosimilar of STELARA (ustekinumab).  The…

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Biocon Completes Integration of Viatris Biosimilars Business

As we previously reported, in December 2022, Biocon Biologics Ltd. (a subsidiary of Biocon Ltd.) had completed acquisition of the global biosimilars business of its long-term partner Viatris, Inc.  This week Biocon announced that it had “completed the integration of the acquired biosimilars business in over 70 countries in Emerging…

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