Tagged as: FDA

The FDA’s Purple Book

As we previously reported, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act” enacted in December of last year contained a provision that required FDA to create a searchable, electronic database of biologics and to update it with patent information provided to an applicant during the patent dance.  As of the effective date of June…

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Women’s History Month: Janet Woodcock

In honor of Women’s History Month, Big Molecule Watch will highlight the work of women who have contributed to the advancement of biologics and biosimilars. One such individual is Janet Woodcock, current acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and director for Drug Evaluation and Research, who has held a number…

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CytoImmune Therapeutics and Biosimilar Sciences US to Move Biotechnology Operations to Puerto Rico

With the support of the economic development organization Invest Puerto Rico, Biosimilar Solutions LLC announced that both it and CytoImmune Therapeutics will be establishing operations on the island to conduct biologics and cell therapy research and development. According to the press release, CytoImmune will relocate to Toa Baja and plans…

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Boehringer Ingelheim Files Citizen Petition Urging FDA to Address “Strength” Definition for Biosimilars, Citing Concerns Over Evergreening

On December 2, 2020, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. submitted a Citizen Petition to the FDA, requesting that it interpret the term “strength” in section 351(k) of the Public Health Service Act for parenteral solutions to mean “total drug content,” without regard to concentration.  Boehringer Ingelheim maintains that this correction would…

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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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