Tagged as: Lucentis

Teva Receives Approval for First Ophthalmology Biosimilar in Europe

Earlier this week, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Teva) announced that the UK Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved ONGAVIA, a ranibizumab biosimilar referencing Genentech’s LUCENTIS.  Ranibizumab inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which is responsible for the excessive formation of blood vessels in the retina. The United Kingdom is…

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Formycon AG Acquires Biosimilar Assets Ustekinumab and Ranibuzumab

On May 10, 2022, Formycon AG (“Formycon”) and ATHOS KG (“ATHOS”) announced that they have closed a transaction regarding the biosimilar assets FYB201 (ustekinumab) and FYB202 (ranibuzumab).  According to the press release, Formycon has acquired 100% of the rights in FYB202, a biosimilar candidate for STELARA®, and ATHOS’s 50% stake…

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Samsung Biologics Completes Full Acquisition of Samsung Bioepis

In January 2022, Biogen Inc. announced it had reached an agreement to sell its equity stake in the Samsung Bioepis joint venture to partner Samsung Biologics.  On April 20, 2022, Samsung Biologics and Biogen announced that Samsung Biologics has now fully acquired Samsung Bioepis for a total consideration of USD…

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Coherus and Xbrane Announce Acceptance of Regulatory Submissions for Ranibizumab Biosimilars

On October 1, 2021, Coherus BioSciences announced that FDA has accepted for review Coherus’ BLA for CHS-201, a candidate biosimilar to Lucentis® (ranibizumab), which is indicated for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and several other ophthalmic conditions. The BLA was originally submitted by Coherus’ partner, BioeqAG.  On October 4, 2021,…

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Recent Launches – Formycon, bioeq and Boryung, Samsung Bioepis

On August 5, 2021, Formycon and Bioeq announced submission of the biologics license application for FYB201 to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  FYB201 is a biosimilar candidate to Lucentis(R)1 (Ranibizumab), which is used in the treatment of neovascular (wet) macular degeneration and other serious eye diseases.  If approved, Coherus…

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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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Formycon and Biocon Biologics/Viatris Share Recent Biosimilars Development News

On March 1, 2021, Formycon announced that it plans to resubmit its BLA for its Lucentis® Biosimilar Candidate FBY201 (ranibizumab) in the first half of 2021.  Formycon expects to submit its application to the EMA soon thereafter, and will also seek approval in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Switzerland….

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Q4 2020 and Full Year Earnings Roundup: Biologics and Biosimilars Update

Below are some highlights from fourth quarter and full year 2020 earnings reports recently released by biologics and biosimilars companies: At the end of last month, Johnson & Johnson reported fourth quarter sales of $22.5 billion reflecting growth of 8.3% and full year sales of $82.6 billion reflecting growth of…

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FDA Accepts Application From Samsung Bioepis and Biogen For Lucentis® (ranibizumab) Biosimilar

Samsung Bioepis and Biogen issued a press release on November 18 announcing that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review their Biologics License Application for SB11, a proposed biosimilar of Lucentis® (ranibizumab). Ranibizumab is an anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) therapy used to treat retinal vascular disorders,…

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