Tagged as: Humira

AbbVie’s Q322 Earnings Call Highlights Oncoming Adalimumab Biosimilar Competition

Last week, AbbVie held its third quarter 2022 earnings conference call, which included considerable discussion of forthcoming competition with biosimilars to HUMIRA (adalimumab) in 2023.  Some highlights below: According to Rick Gonzalez, AbbVie Chairman and CEO, “[t]he current market dynamics do not change our long-term guidance for aesthetics and we…

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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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Samsung Bioepis and Organon Announce FDA Approval of Citrate-Free, High-Concentration Adalimumab Biosimilar

Last week Samsung Bioepis and Organon announced FDA approval of their citrate-free, high-concentration (100 mg/ml) HUMIRA biosimilar, HADLIMA (adalimumab-bwwd).  HADLIMA was previously approved by FDA as a low concentration (50 mg/ml) formulation in July 2019.  The low-concentration product has been available in various markets outside the United States, with over…

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Coherus Announces FDA Approval of CIMERLI (ranibizumab-eqrn)

On August 2, 2022,  Coherus BioSciences, Inc. announced that the FDA approved CIMERLI™ (ranibizumab-eqrn) as a biosimilar interchangeable with LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection) for all five indications, with 12 months of exclusivity.  Retina indications for which CIMERL is interchangeable include Neovascular (wet) Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Macular Edema following Retinal Vein Occlusion…

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Celltrion to Enter U.S. Humira Biosimilar Market Following Patent Agreement with AbbVie

Celltrion recently announced that it will start selling Yuflyma, an adalimumab biosimilar, in the U.S. in July 2023.  The announcement stems from Celltrion’s recently inked patent agreement with AbbVie which allows Celltrion to market a high-concentration formulation of the drug.  As a company official stated, “By entering the U.S. market…

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FDA Accepts Alvotech’s BLA Supporting Interchangeability for ATV02, a High Concentration, Citrate-Free Biosimilar Candidate for Humira®

Alvotech Holdings S.A. (“Alvotech”) announced on February 28th that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the company’s Biologics Licensing Application (BLA) for ATV02 (100 mg/mL) that includes new data supporting interchangeability between ATV02 and Humira. According to Alvotech’s press release, the data are from a…

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Switching Study Concludes That Transition From Humira To Samsung Bioepis’s Adalimumab Biosimilar Is Safe and Effective

Results of the PROPER study, an interim analysis assessing the safety and efficacy of switching from Abbvie’s Humira to Samsung Bioepsis’s biosimilar adalimumab product, SB5, were presented last week at the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization’s annual meeting.  SB5 received EU marketing authorization in August 2017.  According to the presentation, the…

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Alvotech and JAMP Pharma Receive Marketing Authorization for SIMLANDI in Canada

On January 10, 2022, Alvotech Holdings S.A. (“Alvotech”) and JAMP Pharma Group (“JAMP Pharma”) announced that Health Canada granted marketing authorization to JAMP Pharma for a high-concentration biosimilar to Humira® (adalimumab) developed by Alvotech.  The biosimilar, also referred to as AVT02, will be marketed in Canada as SIMLANDI (100 mg/mL…

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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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