Tagged as: Pegfilgrastim

Amneal Announces FDA Acceptance of aBLA for Bevacizumab

Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully integrated pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, announced last week that the U.S. FDA has accepted its aBLA seeking approval of a biosimilar of Avastin® (bevacizumab).  This biosimilar was developed in collaboration with Spain-based biopharmaceutical company mAbxience, which had obtained approval earlier this year to…

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Amgen v. Hospira Pegfilgrastim Case Stayed Pending Potential Summary Judgment Practice

On June 16, 2021, the District Court for the District of Delaware issued a claim construction order construing a key term in the ongoing patent dispute between Amgen and Hospira over Hospira’s proposed biosimilar of Amgen’s Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim).  In the Order, the Court construed the term “between about 0.1 M…

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Lupin Announces FDA Acceptance of aBLA for Pegfilgrastim Biosimilar

Global pharmaceutical company Lupin Limited recently announced that the U.S. FDA has accepted its aBLA for a proposed pegfilgrastim biosimilar (reference product Neulasta®).  Lupin reported that the aBLA submission was supported by similarity data from analytical, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and immunogenicity studies.  Company CEO Vinita Gupta commented, “FDA’s acceptance of our…

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White Paper Investigates Biosimilar Competition and Price Reduction

In March 2021, researchers from Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published a white paper exploring the link between entry of biosimilars under The Biological Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) and moderation in drug prices driven by market competition.  The white paper studied the price and…

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Biocon Biologics Expands Access to Biosimilars In Over 30 Countries In Africa and Asia

Biocon Biologics, a subsidiary of Biocon, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to develop advanced cancer therapies for patients in 25 countries in Africa and 5 countries in Asia as part of the Cancer Access Partnership (CAP). According to the announcement, Biocon Biologics aims…

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ASH Presentations Show Benefits of Biosimilar Pegfilgrastim Over On-Body Injector

Investigators presented two studies on Monday at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition (ASH) showing the potential for significant cost-savings by switching to biosimilar pegfilgrastim from the pegfilgrastim on-body injector (PEG-OBI). In one study, investigators demonstrated a potential for savings from a conversion to several biosimilar filgrastim…

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Q3 2020 Earnings Roundup: Biologics and Biosimilars Update

Below are some highlights from third quarter 2020 earnings reports recently released by biologics and biosimilars companies: Biogen reported a decrease in year over year (YoY) revenue of 6% to $3.4 billion, but a 13% increase to $208 million in biosimilar revenue.  It reported the following YoY revenue for each…

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Coherus Neulasta biosimilar loses preferred status at Express Scripts

Last week it was announced that Coherus BioSciences’s pegfilgrastim biosimilar Udencya would be excluded from Express Scripts’s preferred formulary starting January 1, 2021. The pharmacy benefit manager’s preferred Neulasta biosimilars for next year are Mylan’s Fulphila and Sandoz’s Ziextenzo.

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