Tagged as: Biogen

Biogen Seeks a Preliminary Injunction in Natalizumab BPCIA Case Against Sandoz

Biogen seeks a preliminary injunction in its BPCIA case against Sandoz related to Sandoz’s proposed biosimilar of TYSABRI (natalizumab).  On October 20, 2022, the Court issued a sealed order on the parties’ joint stipulation and proposed schedule for a preliminary injunction motion.  A redacted version of the parties’ proposed schedule…

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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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Biogen Files Sealed Complaint Against Sandoz and Polpharma Biologics Regarding Natalizumab

On September 9, 2022, Biogen filed a complaint in the District of Delaware against Sandoz and Polpharma Biologics.  Biogen’s complaint is filed under seal.  Based on the list of 28 asserted patents, the case appears to be a BPCIA litigation related to Sandoz and Polpharma’s proposed natalizumab biosimilar.  The asserted…

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Supreme Court Cert Petitions on Skinny Label Inducement and Written Description Issues

On July 11, 2022, Teva filed a cert petition with the Supreme Court, seeking review of the Federal Circuit’s split per curiam opinion holding that Teva’s label for its generic drug Coreg induced doctors to infringe a GSK method-of-use patent, despite having a “skinny” label carving out the sole patented…

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BYOOVIZ Launch - Big Molecule Watch

On June 2, 2022, Biogen Inc. and Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. announced  that BYOOVIZ™ (ranibizumab-nuna), a biosimilar referencing Genentech’s LUCENTIS®, will be available in the United States on July 1, 2022.  BYOOVIZ™ is the first FDA approved ophthalmology biosimilar.  The FDA approved BYOOVIZ™ in September 2021 for the treatment of neovascular…

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Q1 2022 Earnings Roundup: Biologics and Biosimilars Update

Below are some highlights from first quarter 2022 earnings reports recently released by biologics and biosimilars companies: Biogen:  Last week, Biogen reported total quarterly revenues of $2,532 million, and biosimilar revenue of $194 million decreased 5% versus the prior year.  As reflected by the assumption in the Company’s Full Year…

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Samsung Biologics Completes Full Acquisition of Samsung Bioepis

In January 2022, Biogen Inc. announced it had reached an agreement to sell its equity stake in the Samsung Bioepis joint venture to partner Samsung Biologics.  On April 20, 2022, Samsung Biologics and Biogen announced that Samsung Biologics has now fully acquired Samsung Bioepis for a total consideration of USD…

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Biogen and Xbrane Enter into Worldwide Commercialization and License Agreement for Certolizumab Pegol Biosimilar

On February 7, 2022, Biogen Inc. and Xbrane Biopharma AB announced that they had entered into a commercialization and license agreement related to Xcimzane, a certolizumab pegol biosimilar referencing CIMZIA.  Under the agreement, Biogen will gain exclusive global regulatory, manufacturing, and commercial rights to Xcimzane, and Xbrane will be responsible…

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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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Biogen and Bio-Thera Solutions Announce Collaboration on Proposed Actemra® (Tocilizumab) Biosimilar

This month, Biogen and Bio-Thera announced a commercialization and license agreement for their proposed tocilizumab biosimilar, currently in Phase 3 trials for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. BAT1806, a proposed biosimilar to Genentech’s ACTEMRA®, is an anti-interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor monoclonal antibody indicated primarily for moderate to severe…

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