Tagged as: biosimilars

Biosimilar and Biologic Business Developments Update – Collaborations and Licensing Deals

Last week, Almirall signed an agreement with WuXi Biologics to collaborate on multiple bispecific antibodies targeting dermatology conditions, including atopic dermatitis. Almirall’s press release indicated that, “[u]nder the terms of the agreement, Almirall has access to WuXi Biologics’ proprietary antibody platforms including WuXiBody™ to discover multiple novel bispecific antibodies.” This…

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World Health Organization (“WHO”) Prequalifies Biosimilar Trastuzumab – WHO’s First Biosimilar

Today, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) prequalified Samsung Bioepis’s breast cancer biosimilar trastuzumab – WHO’s first biosimilar prequalification.  Prequalification is “a service provided by WHO to assess the quality, safety and efficacy of those products that address global public health priorities.”  The WHO noted that the global average price of…

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Biosimilar Development Updates

Below are some recent highlights of biosimilar news: On August 20th, two companies announced that they had launched competing biosimilars of Eli Lilly’s FORSTEO (teriparatide) in Europe.  First, Gedeon Richter announced that it launched TERROSA in Europe after it received approval from the European Commission.  According to the announcement, the…

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Accord BioPharma substituted for Apotex as party in filgrastim/pegfilgrastim biosimilar litigation

As we previously reported, the parties in the follow-on Amgen v. Apotex BPCIA litigation concerning Apotex’s proposed biosimilars of NEUPOGEN (filgrastim) and NEULASTA (pegfilgrastim) informed the district court on August 8 that they were drafting a stipulation and unopposed motion that would substitute Apotex as a party with a then-unnamed…

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An Interview with Prof. Arti Rai about the Role of “Patent Thickets” in U.S. Biosimilar Market Entry

Last week, Big Molecule Watch sat down with Professor Arti Rai to discuss an article she recently co-authored, “How logically impossible patents block biosimilars.” The article, published earlier this month in the journal Nature Biotechnology, examines the differences between the patent and drug approval legal and regulatory regimes and how…

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Biosimilar and Follow-On Biologic Development Updates

Below are some highlights of recent news in biosimilar and follow-on biologic development: Prestige BioPharma On July 2, Prestige BioPharma (Prestige) licensed the rights to Tuznue, its trastuzumab biosimilar of Roche’s Herceptin, to Mundipharma in selected European markets. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recently accepted a Marketing Authorisation Application for…

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