Tagged as: Bevacizumab

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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Outlook Therapeutics Re-Submits Its Ophthalmic Bevacizumab BLA

On August 30, 2022, Outlook Therapeutics, Inc. announced that it has re-submitted its Biologics License Application (BLA) to the FDA for ONS-5010, “an investigational ophthalmic therapy which, if approved, will be branded as LYTENAVA (bevacizumab-vikg) for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD).”   As we previously reported, Outlook…

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Prestige Biopharma and Intas Pharmaceuticals Partner on Bevacizumab Biosimilar

On July 26, Prestige Biopharma Limited (“Prestige”) announced a partnership with Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited (“Intas”) and its affiliate Accord Healthcare to commercialize Prestige’s bevacizumab, HD204, a proposed biosimilar to Roche’s AVASTIN®, in the United States, Europe, Canada, MENA, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, and…

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Outlook Therapeutics to Revise Ophthalmic Bevacizumab BLA in Light of FDA Request

Outlook Therapeutics announced today that the FDA has requested additional information in order to complete the filing of the company’s BLA for LYTENAVA.  LYTENAVA, or ONS-5010, is an ophthalmic intravitreal injection formulation of bevacizumab for the treatment of wet AMD and other retinal diseases.  In response to FDA’s request, Outlook…

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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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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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Amneal Announces FDA Acceptance of aBLA for Bevacizumab

Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully integrated pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, announced last week that the U.S. FDA has accepted its aBLA seeking approval of a biosimilar of Avastin® (bevacizumab).  This biosimilar was developed in collaboration with Spain-based biopharmaceutical company mAbxience, which had obtained approval earlier this year to…

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Global Biosimilar Update

The European Commission has approved mAbxience’s bevacizumab biosimilar, MB02, for marketing in Europe.  As we previously reported, MB02, which will be known as Alymsys and Oyavas, is intended for the treatment of colon or rectal carcinoma, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, renal cell cancer, epithelial ovarian cancer, fallopian tube…

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White Paper Investigates Biosimilar Competition and Price Reduction

In March 2021, researchers from Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published a white paper exploring the link between entry of biosimilars under The Biological Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) and moderation in drug prices driven by market competition.  The white paper studied the price and…

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