Tagged as: biosimilar

Formycon Announces Details for Pembrolizumab Biosimilar

This week Formycon AG (“Formycon”) announced details of its previously undisclosed pipeline project for FYB206, Formycon’s biosimilar of KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab). KEYTRUDA is approved for the treatment of advanced melanoma, lung and other types of carcinoma. According to the press release, Formycon fully owns the development and commercialization rights for FYB206,…

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Biosimilar Regulatory Approval Updates

Teva announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for RANIVISIO, a biosimilar ranibizumab, for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  Teva entered into a strategic partnership with Bioeq AG for the exclusive commercialization of ranibizumab.  According to the press release, RANIVISIO (ranibizumab) will be the first…

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Regeneron Files First BPCIA Complaint Regarding Biosimilar Eylea Against Mylan in West Virginia District Court

Regeneron filed a complaint yesterday against Mylan in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, alleging infringement of twenty-four patents under the BPCIA based on Mylan’s submission of an aBLA for M710, a proposed biosimilar of EYLEA (aflibercept).  Regeneron asserts that use of Mylan’s M710 infringes seven…

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FDA Accepts for Review Fresenius Kabi’s BLA for Tocilizumab Biosimilar

On August 1, 2022, Fresenius Kabi announced that the FDA accepted for review its Biologics License Application (BLA) for MSB11456, a biosimilar candidate for ACTEMRA (tocilizumab).  The BLA includes both subcutaneous (prefilled syringe and autoinjector) and intravenous administrations.  This is the first BLA accepted by FDA for a tocilizumab biosimilar. …

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Sandoz & Polpharma Announce FDA and EMA Acceptance of Applications for Natalizumab Biosimilar

Sandoz announced this week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the first-ever biologics license application (BLA) for a proposed natalizumab biosimilar to Biogen’s TYSABRI®.  The proposed natalizumab biosimilar is for treatment of adults with highly active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).  The application is for an intravenous…

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Hikma and Celltrion Announce Collaboration to Market Adalimumab Biosimilar YUFLYMA in Middle East and North Africa

On Monday, Hikma announced a partnership with Celltrion to market YUFLYMA (CT-P17) in the Middle East and North Africa.  CT-P17 is a high-concentration, low-volume and citrate-free adalimumab biosimilar, indicated for the treatment of a number of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and Crohn’s disease.  According to Hikma, CT-P17 provides…

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Alvotech Begins Confirmatory Study on EYLEA® Biosimilar

Last week Alvotech announced that it has initiated a confirmatory study for its biosimilar candidate to EYLEA®, AVT06 (aflibercept).  EYLEA® is indicated for treating a variety of eye disorders including wet AMD, macular edema, and diabetic retinopathy.  According to Alvotech, the study “is a randomized, double-masked, parallel-group, multicenter, therapeutic equivalence…

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Organon and Henlius license agreement - Big Molecule Watch

Organon announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement with Henlius, whereby Organon will license commercialization rights for biosimilar candidates referencing PERJETA® (pertuzumab) and PROLIA®/XGEVA® (denosumab).  According to the press release, Henlius independently developed both biosimilar products.  Organon will acquire exclusive global commercialization rights except for China.  The agreement…

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Amneal Achieves Third U.S. Biosimilar Approval with FYLNETRA (pegfilgrastim-pbbk)

Amneal announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its Biologics License Application for FYLNETRA™ (pegfilgrastim-pbbk), a biosimilar referencing NEULASTA®.  FYLNETRA, developed in collaboration with Kashiv Biosciences, LLC, is used to treat neutropenia (low neutrophils which are a type of white blood cells that fight infection) which…

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