Tagged as: Rituximab

Global Biosimilars Approval and Launch Updates

Shanghai Henlius Biotech, Inc. announced on August 14, 2020 the approval of its trastuzumab biosimilar HLX02 by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA).  This same product was approved by the European Commission on July 27th.  According to the press release, this is the the first China-developed mAb biosimilar to be…

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Cadila Pharmaceuticals Launches Rituximab and Bevacizumab Biosimilars

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On July 29, 2020, Cadila Pharmaceuticals announced its launch of Rituximab biosimilar Ritucad for the Indian market. Rituximab is used to treat certain types of blood cancers and rheumatoid arthritis. Ritucad was the Indian pharmaceutical company’s second biosimilar launch in July. On July 22, 2020, Cadila announced the launch of…

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Genentech v. JHL case schedule extended

As we previously reported, Genentech and JHL Biotech reached a settlement agreement resolving the parties’ lawsuit regarding JHL’s alleged misappropriation of trade secrets relating to Genentech’s Rituxan® (rituximab), Herceptin® (trastuzumab), Avastin® (bevacizumab), and Pulmozyme® (dornase alfa) products.  However, the case continued against the four former Genentech employees as individual defendants, although…

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AryoGen’s bevacizumab biosimilar BE1040V found noninferior to AVASTIN in phase III study

In a study published in Clinical Therapeutics on April 22, AryoGen Pharmed’s proposed bevacizumab biosimilar, BE1040V (STIVANT), was found to be noninferior to the reference product (AVASTIN) in a Phase III clinical trial in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.  AryoGen Pharmed is a pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Iran that specializes…

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Federal Circuit Round Up: Epoetin Alfa, Adalimumab, Rituximab

April has seen a flurry of biosimilar-related appellate activity before the Federal Circuit. Below are some highlights. The parties in the Amgen v. Hospira BPCIA litigation concerning Hospira’s RETACRIT (epoetin alfa-epbx) biosimilar concluded appellate briefing this month.  As we previously reported, Hospira is appealing the district court’s adverse judgment that…

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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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