Tagged as: Etanercept

Health Canada Approves Merck’s Etanercept Biosimilar for New Indications

On September 15, 2020, Merck Canada Inc., an affiliate of Merck & Co., Inc., announced that Health Canada approved BRENZYS® (etanercept) for the following additional indications: Adult patients with chronic moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (PsO) who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy; Pediatric patients ages 4 to 17…

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Lupin, Mylan Launch Etanercept Biosimilar in Germany

Yesterday, Lupin announced the German launch of its etanercept biosimilar, Nepexto, for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, as well as all other approved indications of the reference product Enbrel®. Lupin, in association with Mylan will release its etanercept product as an injectable in an easy-to-use pre-filled pen and a pre-filled…

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AryoGen’s bevacizumab biosimilar BE1040V found noninferior to AVASTIN in phase III study

In a study published in Clinical Therapeutics on April 22, AryoGen Pharmed’s proposed bevacizumab biosimilar, BE1040V (STIVANT), was found to be noninferior to the reference product (AVASTIN) in a Phase III clinical trial in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.  AryoGen Pharmed is a pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Iran that specializes…

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Merck Transfers Biosimilars and Other Products to Spinoff Company

Last week, Merck announced its intention to spin-off products from its Women’s Health, legacy brands, and biosimilars businesses into a new, yet-to-be-named, independent, publicly traded company.  According to Merck, “NewCo will pursue global leadership and focused, sustainable growth in Women’s Health led by the growing and patent-protected NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant)…

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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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Samsung Bioepis Sued Regarding Its Recently-Approved Etanercept Biosimilar

Yesterday, Immunex, Amgen, and Hoffmann-LaRoche (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) filed a complaint in the District of New Jersey against Samsung Bioepis alleging patent infringement under the BPCIA based on Samsung Bioepis’ submission of an aBLA for a biosimilar of ENBREL® (etanercept).  As we reported yesterday, Samsung Bioepis recently received FDA-approval for that product,…

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FDA Approves Second Etanercept Biosimilar

The U.S. FDA has approved ETICOVO™ (etanercept-ykro), Samsung Bioepis’s biosimilar of ENBREL®, for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in patients aged 2 years or older, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and plaque psoriasis in patients aged 4 years or older.  These are the same indications for which…

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Post-Trial Briefing on Invalidity in Immunex v. Sandoz Etanercept Litigation

On September 25, 2018, the 10-day bench trial came to an end in the Immunex v. Sandoz patent litigation under the BPCIA concerning Sandoz’s Erelzi™ (etanercept-szzs) biosimilar.  As we previously reported, prior to the start of trial, the Court had entered a stipulation of infringement of certain asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,063,182 (“the ‘182 patent”)…

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