Tagged as: Pfizer

United States Intervenes in Genentech Constitutional Challenge

We have covered Pfizer’s development of biosimilars of Genentech’s Avastin® (bevacizumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and its related IPR filings IPR2016-01771 and IPR2016-01837. Following written decisions invalidating those two patents, Genentech appealed and challenged the constitutionality of subjecting patents that issued before the America Invents Act (AIA) was enacted in 2011…

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Pfizer Submits Citizen Petition to FDA Regarding Communications About Biosimilars

On August 22, 2018, Pfizer submitted a citizen petition to the Food and Drug Administration requesting “guidance clarifying appropriate sponsor communications about the nature and properties of biosimilar products.”  Specifically, Pfizer petitioned FDA to clarify what constitutes a false and misleading communication with respect to the safety and effectiveness of biosimilars relative…

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European Commission Grants Marketing Authorization for Adalimumab and Trastuzumab Biosimilars

Last week the European Commission granted marketing authorization for two biosimilars. First, Sandoz, a division of Novartis, announced on July 27 that it had received marketing authorization for Hyrimoz, its adalimumab biosimilar to AbbVie’s Humira.  Authorization was granted for all indications of the reference biologic, including rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis,…

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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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