Tagged as: Mylan

Amgen, Sandoz, Samsung, and Mylan Launch Biosimilars in Europe (UPDATED)

Amgen, Sandoz, Samsung and Mylan all launched adalimumab biosimilars in Europe this past October.  On October 16, 2018, Amgen has announced that its adalimumab biosimilar AMGEVITA launched in European markets.  This is Amgen’s first “inflammation” biosimilar to launch in Europe, and its second biosimilar to launch in Europe overall.  According to…

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Mylan Files Ten Additional IPR Petitions Challenging Sanofi's Lantus Patents

As we reported here, on June 9, 2017, Mylan filed two IPR petitions challenging Sanofi-Aventis’s U.S. Patent No. 7,476,652 (IPR2017-01528) and U.S. Patent No. 7,713,930 (IPR2017-01526), related to Sanofi’s Lantus® (insulin glargine injection).  Both petitions were instituted on December 13, 2017, as reported here. On September 10, 2018, Mylan filed ten additional…

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DEAL WATCH: Lupin and Mylan Announce Partnership to Commercialize Etanercept Biosimilar

Lupin Ltd. and Mylan N.V. both issued press releases today announcing a collaboration to commercialize a biosimilar to Amgen’s Enbrel® (etanercept).  Mylan will commercialize Lupin’s proposed etanercept biosimilar in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Africa and most markets throughout Asia. According to the press releases, Lupin successfully completed its…

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Litigation Updates on Pegfilgrastim and Dupilumab

Pegfilgrastim litigation  We had previously covered Judge Stark’s grant of Coherus’s motion to dismiss Amgen’s complaint alleging infringement of the ‘707 patent in Amgen v. Coherus. Today, Judge Stark entered judgment against Amgen and dismissed the case. In the Amgen v. Mylan litigation earlier covered here, Mylan recently filed a…

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Mylan Partners with Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics

Last week, Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics (FKB) and Mylan announced that they will partner with one another to commercialize in Europe FKB327, a biosimilar of adalimumab developed by FKB. As we previously reported, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) accepted FKB’s Marketing Authorization Application for review on May 18, 2017 and the companies expect to get a decision from EMA by the second half of this year. Under the agreement, FKB grants Mylan…

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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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Pipeline Updates from Clover, Pfizer, and Mylan/Biocon

Clover Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biotech company based in Chengdu, China, and General Electric announced last week that Clover had selected General Electric’s FlexFactory biomanufacturing platform for Clover’s new manufacturing facility, to be located in the Changxing Economic and Technological Development Zone.  The facility, which is scheduled to open in the second half of 2018, will feature…

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Update on Biosimilar Testing: Cinfa, Mylan/Biocon, Sandoz

Below is a roundup of several recently published comparative studies between biosimilars and reference biologics. In a study presented at the American Society of Hematology’s 59th Annual meeting, the authors concluded that there were no clinically meaningful differences in the safety profile of Cinfa Biotech’s B12019 biosimilar to Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) compared with…

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Momenta and Mylan Collaborating to Develop Biosimilar of Eylea® (aflibercept)

Yesterday, Momenta Pharmaceuticals and Mylan announced a development strategy for M710, a proposed biosimilar of Regeneron’s Eylea® (aflibercept), including their plan to initiate a pivotal clinical trial in the first half of this year.  According to the joint press release, the trial will be a randomized, double-blind, active-control, multi-center study in…

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Mylan and Biocon Gain Approval for Trastuzumab Biosimilar in Brazil

On December 29, Mylan and Biocon announced that their trastuzumab biosimilar, Zedora, was approved by Brazil’s National Sanitary Surveillance Agency. Zedora, a biosimilar of Genentech and Roche’s Herceptin, is indicated for the treatment of overexpressing HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, HER2-positive early stage breast cancer, and HER2-positive advanced gastric cancer. Zedora…

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