Tagged as: Herceptin

Biocon and Alvotech Release Statements on FDA Inspections

On August 31, 2022, Biocon Biologics released a statement regarding three recent on-site FDA inspections of seven manufacturing facilities spanning two sites in Bengaluru, India and one site in Johor, Malaysia.  The inspections took place between August 11 and August 30, 2022.  The inspections were triggered by three preapproval inspections…

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EMA Recommends Denying Marketing Authorization for Prestige BioPharma’s TUZNUE and HERVELOUS (trastuzumab) (UPDATE – 5/27/2022)

European Medicines Agency

On May 19, 2022, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) issued opinions recommending the refusal of marketing authorization for Prestige BioPharma Ltd.’s HD201, TUZNUE and its duplicate HERVELOUS, proposed trastuzumab biosimilars of Roche’s HERCEPTIN. TUZNUE and HERVELOUS are intended for the treatment of…

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Celltrion’s CT-P6 Demonstrates Equivalent Safety, Efficacy With HERCEPTIN

A recently-published study reported that Celltrion’s CT-P6 (HERZUMA, trastuzumab-pkrb) demonstrated equivalent safety and efficacy compared with reference drug HERCEPTIN when used to treat patients with HER2-positive advanced gastric cancer.  This is the first study to directly compare the safety and efficacy of CT-P6 against HERCEPTIN in patients with advanced gastric…

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JAMA Oncology Publishes Results of Phase III Study for Prestige BioPharma’s HERCEPTIN Biosimilar, HD201

On March 14, 2022, Prestige BioPharma Ltd., a Singapore-based biopharmaceutical company, announced positive safety and efficacy results in a Phase III study (“TROIKA”) for HD201, a biosimilar to HERCEPTIN (trastuzumab). The results of the TROIKA study were published in JAMA Oncology on March 3, 2022. In the double-blind trial, researchers…

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United States Intervenes in Genentech Constitutional Challenge

We have covered Pfizer’s development of biosimilars of Genentech’s Avastin® (bevacizumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and its related IPR filings IPR2016-01771 and IPR2016-01837. Following written decisions invalidating those two patents, Genentech appealed and challenged the constitutionality of subjecting patents that issued before the America Invents Act (AIA) was enacted in 2011…

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Amgen/Allergan & Sandoz Receive Positive CHMP Opinions

Last week the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) of the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) recommended two biosimilar medicines for approval. First, the CHMP adopted a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Kanjinti® (ABP 980), Amgen and Allergan’s proposed biosimilar to Herceptin® (trastuzumab).  The CHMP opinion recommends…

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Update on biosimilar launches and development

Sources are reporting that Korean pharmaceutical company Daewoong Pharmaceutical announced today that it has launched Samfenet, a biosimilar to Roche’s HERCEPTIN® (trastuzumab), in Korea.  Samfenet is priced at a 29.5-percent discount to Herceptin, which amassed around $6.5 billion in global revenue last year. Mylan announced last week that it has…

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FDA Accepts Samsung Bioepis’ aBLA for Herceptin® Biosimilar

Yesterday, Samsung Bioepis announced that the FDA has accepted for review the company’s BLA under the 351(k) pathway for SB3, a biosimilar candidate referencing Genentech’s Herceptin® (trastuzumab).  The press release states that this is Samsung Bioepis’ first submission for FDA-approval of an oncology biosimilar candidate.  According to the press release,…

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