Tagged as: Avastin

EMA CHMP Recommends Grant of Marketing Authorization for Three Biosimilars

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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Genentech Sues Centus Over Proposed Bevacizumab Biosimilar

Yesterday, Genentech, Inc. filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Texas alleging that Centus Biotherapeutics, Ltd., Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co., Ltd., Fujifilm Corp., and Kyowa Kirin Co, Ltd. (collectively, Centus) proposed biosimilar to Genentech’s AVASTIN (bevacizumab) product infringes 10 U.S. patents.  Genentech’s complaint, styled as a Complaint for…

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Bio-Thera Solutions and BeiGene Announce Agreement for the Rights to Bio-Thera’s Avastin Biosimilar BAT1706 in China

Last week, BeiGene and Bio-Thera Solutions announced that the companies had entered into a license, distribution, and supply agreement for BAT1706, Biothera’s Avastin® (bevacizumab) biosimilar, in China.  According to the announcement, Bio-Thera has agreed to grant BeiGene the right to develop, manufacture, and commercialize BAT1706 in China, Hong Kong, Macau,…

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International Biosimilars Market Update

Yesterday, India-based Cadila Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of its bevacizumab biosimilar for the Indian market under the brand name BEVARO. Bevacizumab is a biosimilar of Genentech’s AVASTIN and is indicated for the treatment of multiple cancers, including ovarian cancer, glioblastoma multiforme, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, and…

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