Tagged as: Fresenius Kabi

Fresenius Kabi Launches TYENNE, The First Approved Tocilizumab Biosimilar In The European Union

On November 1, 2023, Fresenius Kabi announced the launch of its tocilizumab biosimilar TYENNE referencing ROACTEMRA (tocilizumab) in the European Union.  TYENNE is the first tocilizumab biosimilar available in Europe for the treatment of several inflammatory and immune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, giant cell arteritis, polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and…

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Update on Recent International Biosimilar Approvals

Approval of Fresenius Kabi’s Tocilizumab Biosimilar in the EU:  On September 19, 2023, Fresenius Kabi announced that the European Commission (EC) granted marketing authorization for TYENNE (tocilizumab), a biosimilar referencing Roche’s ROACTEMRA.  TYENNE is the first tocilizumab biosimilar approved in the EU.  TYENNE received approval for both subcutaneous (prefilled syringe…

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Celltrion Stelara (Ustekinumab) Settlement With J&J

It has been reported that Celltrion has finalized a settlement with Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) in the United States relating to CT-P43, Celltrion’s ustekinumab biosimilar to J&J’s STELARA®, which would permit Celltrion to launch the product in the U.S. market on March 7, 2025, if approved by FDA. This settlement…

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Formycon/Fresenius Kabi and Samsung Bioepis Settlements with J&J and Janssen Biotech regarding Ustekinumab

On August 7, 2023, Formycon AG and Fresenius Kabi announced that they have reached a settlement with Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) in the United States relating to FYB202, a proposed ustekinumab biosimilar to STELARA®, marketed by J&J.  In February 2023, Formycon announced its entry into a global license agreement with Fresenius…

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FDA Accepts BLA for Dr. Reddy’s Rituximab Biosimilar for Review

On July 12, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (Dr. Reddy’s) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for review its Biologics License Application (BLA) for DRL_RI, a biosimilar referencing RITUXAN (rituximab).  RITUXAN is currently FDA-approved for the treatment of adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic…

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HUMIRA (adalimumab) Biosimilar Launches

In the last week, seven adalimumab biosimilars referencing HUMIRA entered the U.S. market:  Boehringer Ingelheim’s CYLTEZO (adalimumab-adbm); Sandoz’s HYRIMOZ (adalimumab-adaz); Organon and Samsung Bioepis’s HADLIMA (adalimumab-bwwd); Coherus Biosciences’s YUSIMRY (adalimumab-aqvh); Celltrion’s YUFLYMA (adalimumab-aaty); Fresenius Kabi’s IDACIO (adalimumab-aacf); and Biocon’s HULIO (adalimumab-fkjb).  With Amgen’s AMJEVITA (adalimumab-atto), launched in January 2023, there…

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Fresenius Kabi Launches STIMUFEND (pegfilgrastim-fpgk) in the United States

Last week, Fresenius Kabi announced the launch of STIMUFEND (pegfilgrastim-fpgk), a biosimilar to Amgen’s NEULASTA, in the United States.  As we previously reported, STIMUFEND was Fresenius Kabi’s first biosimilar approved by the FDA on September 6, 2022 and is now Fresenius Kabi’s first biosimilar to launch in the United States. …

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An Interview with Rachel Goode, Ph.D, about Biological Patent Thickets

Kevin DeJong (Senior Editor) and Shweta Kumar (Editor) from the Big Molecule Watch recently interviewed Rachel Goode, Ph.D. to discuss an article she recently co-authored, “Biological patent thickets and delayed access to biosimilars, an American problem.”[1]  The article, published in the Journal of Law and the Biosciences, examines whether patent…

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Fresenius Kabi Announces FDA Approval of Adalimumab Biosimilar

Earlier today, Fresenius Kabi announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved IDACIO (adalimumab-aacf), a biosimilar referencing HUMIRA.  IDACIO is approved for use in the treatment of chronic autoimmune diseases for all eligible indications of the reference product and, according to Fresenius, is expected to launch in the…

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Amgen Releases 2022 Biosimilar Trends Report

On October 12, 2022, Amgen released its 2022 Biosimilar Trends Report. Since we posted on Amgen’s report preview in July, the total number of biosimilars that have been approved in the United States has increased from 36 to 39 (with the approval of Coherus’s CIMERLI (ranibizumab-eqrn) in August and Fresenius…

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