Tagged as: biosimilar

FDA Commissioner Delivers Remarks at FDA-U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Public Workshop

On January 19, 2023, the FDA Commissioner, Robert M. Califf, delivered remarks at the FDA-USPTO Public Workshop.  He noted that, since the issuance of President Biden’s 2021 Executive Order on Promoting Competition, the FDA and USPTO have been working together to leverage their combined expertise to promote competition and access…

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Celltrion Obtains Canadian Approval To Sell Bevacizumab Biosimilar

This week, Celltrion obtained full label approval from Health Canada to sell Vegzelma (CT-P16), a bevacizumab biosimilar indicated for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, epithelial ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, primary peritoneal cancer, and glioblastoma.  Celltrion has secured sales licenses for Vegzelma in 35 countries,…

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Alvotech and Teva Announce Acceptance of BLA for AVT04, a Proposed Biosimilar to STELARA (ustekinumab)

On Jan 6, 2023, Alvotech and Teva announced that the FDA has accepted for review a Biologics License Application (BLA) for AVT04, Alvotech’s proposed biosimilar to STELARA (ustekinumab), and stated that the companies anticipate that the FDA’s review will be completed in the second half of 2023. In August 2020,…

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Biocon Biologics Confirms Completion of Multi-Billion Dollar Acquisition of Viatris’ Global Biosimilars Business

As we previously reported, Biocon Biologics Ltd. (a subsidiary of Biocon Ltd.) announced its intent to acquire the global biosimilars business of its long-term partner Viatris, Inc. This week, Biocon confirmed completion of its acquisition in a part-cash/part-equity transaction. Under the terms of this USD $3.335 billion deal, Biocon paid…

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China Approves World’s First Denosumab Biosimilar

Luye Pharma Group announced last week that China’s National Medical Products Administration has approved a marketing launch of BOYOBEI® for treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk of fractures.  Luye Pharma Group, in conjunction with its subsidiary Boan Biotech, is now the first company in the world to receive…

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STADA and Xbrane Announce Approval of Ranibizumab Biosimilar in Europe

On November 11, 2022, STADA Arzneimittel AG (“STADA”) and Xbrane Biopharma AB (“Xbrane”) announced that the European Commission has granted a marketing authorization for XIMLUCI (ranibizumab), a biosimilar to Genentech’s LUCENTIS. XIMLUCI is an anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) for the treatment of retinal vascular disorders and has been approved…

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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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