Tagged as: Humira

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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Alvotech Announces Reaching the Primary Completion Date in Its AVT02 Switching Study

On June 15, 2021 Alvotech announced that data collection has been completed from the last of its 568 clinical trial study participants in AVT02-GL-302, a switching study for AVT02, the company’s biosimilar to high concentration (100mg/mL) Humira®. The switching study compared the pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity of AVT02 (40…

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Study Concludes Two Adalimumab Biosimilars may be as Safe and Effective as Originator

An article published last week in Scientific Reports describes the results of a multicenter prospective study evaluating the safety and efficacy of switching IBD patients from Abbvie’s Humira product to either of two adalimumab biosimilars, ABP501 (Amgen) and SB5 (Samsung Bioepsis).  The authors concluded from this study that both biosimilars…

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7th Circuit Evaluates the "Patent Thicket"

Last week the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in UFCW Local 1500 Welfare Fund v. AbbVie Inc., Case No. 20-2402.  The appeal concerns the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’ dismissal of a proposed class action alleging that AbbVie, Inc. created a “patent thicket”…

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Celltrion begins Phase 3 trial of aflibercept biosimilar

Celltrion Inc. has begun a Phase 3 clinical trial of CT-P42, an aflibercept biosimilar referencing Regeneron’s Eylea.  The trial will enroll 300 patients with diabetic macular edema, and aims to compare CT-P42’s efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity against Eylea. Celltrion adds CT-P42 to its pipeline of other investigational biosimilars, including…

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