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Alvotech Announces More Settlements and Expected Launch Dates Regarding Biosimilar to STELARA (ustekinumab), AVT04

On February 15, Alvotech announced that it reached more settlement agreements with Johnson & Johnson for ATV04, Alvotech’s biosimilar to STELARA (ustekinumab).  The settlements cover Canada, the European Economic Area, and Japan, clearing the way for Alvotech to launch AVT04 in those markets, where AVT04 has already received regulatory approval. …

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Ustekinumab Antitrust Litigation

On December 7, 2023, a group of health insurers and health insurance administrators filed a class action complaint against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Biotech, Inc. (collectively “J&J”) in the Eastern District of Virginia alleging that J&J “is unlawfully delaying the introduction of biosimilar competition for ustekinumab.”  The class action…

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Updates on Patent Challenges by Biosimilar Manufacturers at the PTAB

In the last month, there has been a flurry of activity at the PTAB related to challenges from biosimilar manufacturers related to ustekinumab, aflibercept, and eculizumab patents. 1. STELARA® (ustekinumab) Four months after Janssen Biotech, Inc. settled to terminate Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd.’s inter partes review (IPR) challenge of U.S….

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Janssen and Samsung Bioepis Settle STELARA (Ustekinumab) Litigation

Samsung Bioepis recently reported that it has signed a settlement and license agreement with Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) in the United States relating to SB17, Samsung Bioepis’s ustekinumab biosimilar to J&J’s STELARA®. If SB17 is approved by the FDA, the license period in the United States will begin on February…

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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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Alvotech and Teva Reach Ustekinumab (STELARA) Settlement with J&J

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Alvotech and Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that they reached a settlement and license agreement with Johnson & Johnson regarding AVT04, Alvotech’s proposed biosimilar to STELARA (ustekinumab) in the United States.  “According to the settlement agreement, AVT04 (ustekinumab) can be marketed in the US, subject to regulatory approval, no later than…

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REMICADE Antitrust Settlement Receives Final Approval

In 2017, three indirect-purchaser antitrust class actions were filed against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Biotech, Inc., alleging that they engaged in anticompetitive conduct relating to the sale and marketing of J&J’s REMICADE (infliximab).  The class actions were brought by employee welfare benefit plans, specifically the National Employees Health Plan,…

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Alvotech Initiates Study of Biosimilar of J&J's Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug SIMPONI

Alvotech announced yesterday the initiation of a pharmacokinetic study for AVT05, a biosimilar referencing Johnson & Johnson’s (“J&J”) SIMPONI and SIMPONI ARIA (golimumab).  SIMPONI is used to treat certain types of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), active ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and ulcerative colitis (UC). The study will assess…

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FDA Approvals and Applications Update

On October 22, 2021, the FDA approved Genentech’s SUSVIMO (ranibizumab injection) for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) based on positive results from an open-label Phase III study. According to the Genentech press release, SUSVIMO, previously called Port Delivery System with ranibizumab, offers an alternative route of administration for anti-VEGF in…

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