Tagged as: Biosimilars News

Ranibizumab Biosimilar Program Updates

This week, three development programs announced updates to their ranibizumab biosimilars. Ranibizumab is the active ingredient in Genentech’s LUCENTIS, which is indicated for retinal vascular disorders, including neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). On June 25, 2021, Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. (“Samsung Bioepis”) and Biogen Inc. (“Biogen”) announced that the…

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Biosimilar Market Updates: Samsung Biologics, Celltrion, and Alvotech

Samsung Biologics’ third quarter report disclosed that it had suspended its research and development of its SAIT101, a biosimilar of Rituxan.  As we previously reported, the rituximab product was being developed through Archigen Biotech, a joint venture with AstraZeneca.  According to a report in Korea Biomedical Review, a Samsung Biologics…

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Survey of U.S. Rheumatologists Suggests Acceptance of Biosimilars for Treatment of New Patients, but Reluctance to Switch Patients from Reference Products

The results of a survey of board-certified rheumatologists in the United States about their beliefs and knowledge regarding biosimilar products were recently published in the journal Rheumatology. The online survey was conducted in May 2019 and included 19 multiple-choice questions assessing respondents’ knowledge of concepts and terminology concerning biosimilars, availability…

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NeuClone Announces Active Development of Biosimilars Referencing OPDIVO and KEYTRUDA

On Sept. 1, 2020, NeuClone Pharmaceuticals announced that they are developing biosimilar candidates referencing OPDIVO and KEYTRUDA. According to NeuClone, the two biosimilar candidates “are in the advanced states of pre-clinical development.”  This brings the number of NeuClone’s biosimilar pipeline to 8 announced products with another 12 in development that…

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Mylan and Biocon Announce U.S. Launch of Insulin Glargine Biosimilar

We previously reported FDA approval of Mylan and Biocon’s NDA for SEMGLEE (insulin glargine injection).  Today, Mylan and Biocon announced the launch of SEMGLEE for the U.S. market.  SEMGLEE is a biosimilar of LANTUS, Sanofi’s long-acting insulin glargine product.  SEMGLEE will be available in vials and pre-filled pens.  The lead…

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Global Biosimilars Approval and Launch Updates

Shanghai Henlius Biotech, Inc. announced on August 14, 2020 the approval of its trastuzumab biosimilar HLX02 by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA).  This same product was approved by the European Commission on July 27th.  According to the press release, this is the the first China-developed mAb biosimilar to be…

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Biologic and Biosimilar Approval Updates

The U.S. FDA recently approved Genentech’s Phesgo™ for the treatment of early and metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer, in combination with chemotherapy.  Phesgo™ is a fixed-dose combination of pertuzumab, trastuzumab, and hyaluronidase, administered via subcutaneous injection. Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics recently announced that it received approval in Japan for its adalimumab…

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Biosimilars Development Updates: Mylan’s Pipeline, Coherus’s Adalimumab aBLA, Amgen’s Eculizumab Biosimilar

Mylan announced on its most recent quarterly earnings call that it expects to launch its rituximab and etanercept biosimilars in Europe later this year. In discussing Mylan’s biosimilars pipeline, Rajiv Malik, Mylan’s President, told market analysts, “we also have for Europe rituximab and Enbrel biosimilars, which will be most likely…

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