Tagged as: Roche

FDA Approves Amneal’s ALYMSYS (bevacizumab-maly)

On April 13, 2022, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the FDA approved its BLA for bevacizumab-maly, a biosimilar of Roche’s AVASTIN.  The product will be marketed under the proprietary name ALYMSYS and represents the third bevacizumab biosimilar approved in the U.S, following Pfizer’s ZIRABEV (bevacizumab-bvzr) in 2019 and Amgen’s MVASI…

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FDA Approves Genentech’s VABYSMO for Wet AMD and Diabetic Macular Edema

On January 28, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Genentech’s VABYSMO (faricimab-svoa) for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME). According to the Genentech press release, VABYSMO targets and neutralizes angiopoietin-2 (ang-2) and vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A). The press release also…

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Ranibizumab Updates: FDA approval of Roche’s Refillable Ocular Implant and FDA Acceptance of Bioeq’s BQ201 BLA

On October 22, 2021 Roche announced the FDA’s approval of its ranibizumab intravitreal injection, marketed as Susvimo.  Susvimo is a refillable ocular implant—requiring refills every six months—that continuously delivers medicine into the eye for the treatment of neovascular or wet age-related macular degeneration, a condition that can cause rapid and…

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Russian Pharma Company Biocad Obtains European Certification for Biosimilars to Treat Cancer

On March 30, 2020, Russian pharmaceutical company, Biocad, announced that it and its partner, ICM d.o.o., recently obtained European registration certification in Bosnia and Herzegovina for two cancer treatment biosimilars:  Acellbia (rituximab), a biosimilar of Roche’s MabThera®, and Herticad (trastuzumab), a biosimilar of Roche’s Herceptin®.  According to Biocad, the registration…

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Prestige Biopharma Partners with Cipla Ltd. for Trastuzumab Biosimilar

On December 14, 2018, Prestige Biopharma (“Prestige”) announced a partnership with Cipla Ltd. (“Cipla”) for Prestige’s HD201, a proposed trastuzumab biosimilar of Roche’s Herceptin®.  Prestige’s HD201 is in Phase-3 clinical development for the treatment of patients with HER2-overexpressing breast cancer. According to the press release, under the agreement, Cipla will…

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Update on biosimilar launches and development

Sources are reporting that Korean pharmaceutical company Daewoong Pharmaceutical announced today that it has launched Samfenet, a biosimilar to Roche’s HERCEPTIN® (trastuzumab), in Korea.  Samfenet is priced at a 29.5-percent discount to Herceptin, which amassed around $6.5 billion in global revenue last year. Mylan announced last week that it has…

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