Tagged as: Pegfilgrastim

Amgen petitions for rehearing en banc following Federal Circuit decision

On June 7, 2019, Amgen filed a petition for rehearing en banc of the Federal Circuit’s recent affirmance of summary judgment of non-infringement in favor of Sandoz in the BPCIA litigation regarding Sandoz’s ZARXIO (filgrastim-sndz) biosimilar and pegfilgrastim biosimilar candidate.  As we previously reported, on May 8, 2019, a Federal…

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BREAKING NEWS: Federal Circuit Affirms Sandoz’s Victory Over Amgen in Filgrastim and Pegfilgrastim Biosimilar Patent Litigation

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion affirming the district court’s judgment of non-infringement in favor of Sandoz in its BPCIA litigation against Amgen concerning Sandoz’s Zarxio® (filgrastim-sndz) biosimilar product and proposed pegfilgrastim biosimilar.  As we previously reported, in December 2017 the Northern California district court granted summary…

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PTAB Institutes PGR of Protein Refolding Patent at Issue in Filgrastim and Pegfilgrastim Litigations

U.S. Patent No. 9,856,287, which is directed to a protein refolding method, is one of the patents-in-suit in the pending Amgen v. Adello (filgrastim) BPCIA litigation and the sole patent-in-suit in the pending Amgen v. Apotex (filgrastim and pegfilgrastim) BPCIA litigation. As we previously reported, in November 2018, Adello and…

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Sandoz Initiates Declaratory Judgment Action Against Amgen Concerning Manufacturing of Filgrastim and Pegfilgrastim Biosimilars

On February 21, 2019, Sandoz initiated a lawsuit against Amgen in the Northern District of California seeking a declaration that its biosimilar filgrastim and pegfilgrastim products do not infringe the Amgen’s ’997 patent. The ’997 patent relates to a method of protein purification and is in the same patent family…

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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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