Tagged as: Rituximab

FDA Approves First Rituximab Biosimilar

On Wednesday, the FDA approved the first biosimilar to Genentech’s RITUXAN®. The FDA’s press release noted that Teva and Celltrion’s biosimilar TRUXIMA® (rituximab-abbs) is the first biosimilar to be approved in the U.S. for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. TRUXIMA® is indicated for treatment of adult patients for: Relapsed or…

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Genentech Settles Rituximab Patent Dispute with Celltrion and Teva

On November 1, 2018, Genentech and its co-plaintiffs dismissed the lawsuits they brought against Celltrion and Teva under the BPCIA in the District of New Jersey, in which the plaintiffs alleged that Celltrion’s filing of an aBLA relating to Truxima®, Celltrion’s proposed biosimilar to Rituxan® (rituximab), infringed certain patents.  The…

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ODAC Votes in Favor of Biosimilarity of Celltrion's CT-P10

As reported here, the Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) held a public hearing today at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to discuss and vote on Celltrion’s Biologics License Application for CT-P10, a proposed biosimilar of Genentech’s U.S.-licensed rituximab product Rituxan.   The hearing included presentations from various speakers from industry,…

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Trastuzumab, Rituximab, and Bevacizumab Litigation Updates

Below is a rundown of some recent developments in BPCIA litigations concerning biosimilars of Genentech’s Herceptin® (trasuzumab), Rituxan® (rituximab), and Avastin® (bevacizumab). Celltrion v. Genentech (trastuzumab) and Celltrion v. Genentech (rituximab) As we previously reported, on January 11, 2018, Celltrion and Teva filed two lawsuits against Genentech in the District…

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Judge Sets Preliminary Injunction Briefing Schedule in Genentech v. Sandoz

We previously reported that on December 21, 2017, Genentech filed suit against Sandoz in the District of New Jersey based on Sandoz’s proposed rituximab biosimilar, Rixathon/GP2013.  On April 23, 2018, Judge Renee Marie Bumb held an in-person status conference and set forth a preliminary injunction briefing schedule.  The Court ordered the motion for preliminary…

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