Tagged as: Pegfilgrastim

Coherus Biosciences Launches UDENYCA (pegfilgrastim-cbqv), and Secures $75 Million Credit Financing to Accelerate Manufacture and Sale

Coherus Biosciences announced today that it has entered into a $75 million senior secured credit facility agreement with Healthcare Royalty Partners.  According to the press release, the funds will be used to “accelerate and enhance the manufacture and sale of UDENYCA (pegfilgrastim-cbqv).”  The press release also confirms that UDENYCA launched…

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Coherus Enters into Prime Vendor Agreement with Apexus that Includes Udenyca™

Last week, Coherus BioSciences, Inc. announced that it had entered into a 340B prime vendor program contract agreement with Apexus, LLC.  This agreement includes Udenyca™, which, as we reported last month, is the second biosimilar of Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) to have received FDA approval.  According to the press release, Apexus’s president, Chris Hatwig, stated…

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European Commission Approves Pegfilgrastim Biosimilars

The European Commission (EC) recently approved two biosimilars to Neulasta (pegfilgrastim). First, Mundipharma announced last week that the EC granted approval for Pelmeg▼®, a product it had acquired from biosimilar development company Cinfa Biotech.  According to Mundipharma, the product is approved for the “use of Pelmeg▼® as a treatment for…

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Coherus Files Responsive Appellate Brief in Amgen v. Coherus (pegfilgrastim)

As we previously reported, Amgen is appealing the District Court’s decision to dismiss, with prejudice, Amgen’s patent infringement complaint against Coherus regarding its (recently approved) biosimilar of Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim). Amgen filed its opening brief on August 20, challenging the district court’s dismissal of the suit. On October 31, 2018, Coherus filed…

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FDA Approves Second Pegfilgrastim Biosimilar, a First for Coherus

Today, Coherus BioSciences announced that the U.S. FDA has approved Udenyca™ (pegfilgrastim-cbqv), its biosimilar of Amgen’s Neulasta®, for patients with cancer receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy.  Udenyca™, which received marketing authorization in Europe in September, is Coherus’ first biosimilar to obtain approval in the United States.  Udenyca™ is the fourteenth biosimilar to…

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European Biosimilar Approval Updates: Adalimumab, Pegfilgrastim

In August, we reported that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the  European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended the granting of marketing authorization for three biosimilar medicines:  (1) Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics (FKB) and Mylan’s Hulio® (adalimumab), a proposed biosimilar of Humira®; (2) Accord Healthcare’s Pelgraz® (pegfilgrastim),…

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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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