Tagged as: Avastin

Amneal Launches Bevacizumab Biosimilar in the United States

Yesterday, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the launch of its first biosimilar in the United States:  ALYMSYS (bevacizumab-maly), a biosimilar referencing Genentech’s AVASTIN product.  ALYMSYS is a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor approved by the FDA in April 2022 for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer, non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer, recurrent…

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Celltrion’s Bevacizumab Biosimilar Approved by FDA

Celltrion announced this week that the FDA has approved VEGZELMA (bevacizumab-adcd), a biosimilar to AVASTIN, for treatment of six types of cancer: metastatic colorectal cancer; recurrent or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (nsNSCLC); recurrent glioblastoma; metastatic renal cell carcinoma; persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer; and epithelial ovarian, fallopian…

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Biocon and Alvotech Release Statements on FDA Inspections

On August 31, 2022, Biocon Biologics released a statement regarding three recent on-site FDA inspections of seven manufacturing facilities spanning two sites in Bengaluru, India and one site in Johor, Malaysia.  The inspections took place between August 11 and August 30, 2022.  The inspections were triggered by three preapproval inspections…

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EMA CHMP Recommends Three Biosimilars - Big Molecule Watch

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recently adopted positive opinions for three biosimilar products.  On June 23, 2022, CHMP recommended the grant of a marketing authorization for RANIVISIO (ranibizumab) to Midas Pharma GmbH.  RANIVISIO references LUCENTIS® and, if approved, would be used to…

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Viatris and Biocon Biologics Launch Bevacizumab Biosimilar ABEVMY in Canada

On May 19, 2022, Viatris Inc. and Biocon Biologics Ltd. announced that ABEVMY, a bevacizumab biosimilar, is now available in Canada.  According to the press release, Viatris and Biocon Biologics co-developed ABEVMY, which references Roche’s AVASTIN (bevacizumab), a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that selectively binds to human vascular endothelial growth…

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FDA Approves Amneal’s ALYMSYS (bevacizumab-maly)

On April 13, 2022, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the FDA approved its BLA for bevacizumab-maly, a biosimilar of Roche’s AVASTIN.  The product will be marketed under the proprietary name ALYMSYS and represents the third bevacizumab biosimilar approved in the U.S, following Pfizer’s ZIRABEV (bevacizumab-bvzr) in 2019 and Amgen’s MVASI…

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Celltrion Seeks EMA Approval for Avastin Biosimilar

The Korea Herald has reported that Celltrion Inc., a South Korean biopharmaceutical firm, is seeking approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the sale of CT-P16, Celltrion’s anticancer biosimilar candidate.  CT-P16 references Avastin (Bevacizumab), which is indicated for the treatment of various types of cancers, including colorectal, lung, and kidney…

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Recent Launches – Formycon, Bioeq and Boryung, Samsung Bioepis

On August 5, 2021, Formycon and Bioeq announced submission of the biologics license application for FYB201 to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  FYB201 is a biosimilar candidate to Lucentis(R)1 (Ranibizumab), which is used in the treatment of neovascular (wet) macular degeneration and other serious eye diseases.  If approved, Coherus…

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American Academy of Ophthalmology Pushes Back Against Bevacizumab Biosimilar Use in Treating Ophthalmic Conditions

On July 29, 2021, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) released a statement urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to prohibit Insurance companies from requiring ophthalmologists to use new biosimilar drugs as alternatives to Avastin for treatment in eye diseases.  The statement alleges that certain large healthcare…

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The FDA’s Purple Book

As we previously reported, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act” enacted in December of last year contained a provision that required FDA to create a searchable, electronic database of biologics and to update it with patent information provided to an applicant during the patent dance.  As of the effective date of June…

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