Tagged as: Stelara

FDA Approvals and Applications Update

On October 22, 2021, the FDA approved Genentech’s SUSVIMO (ranibizumab injection) for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) based on positive results from an open-label Phase III study. According to the Genentech press release, SUSVIMO, previously called Port Delivery System with ranibizumab, offers an alternative route of administration for anti-VEGF in…

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Bio-Thera Solutions and Hikma Pharmaceuticals Enters Into Ustekinumab Biosimilar Agreement

Last week, Bio-Thera Solutions and Hikma Pharmaceuticals announced they have entered into an exclusive commercialization and license agreement to commercialize the proposed ustekinumab biosimilar product, BAT2206. According to the press release, Bio-Thera will “maintain responsibility for development, manufacturing, and supply of BAT2206 [and] Hikma will have exclusive rights to commercialize…

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First Patient Dosed with Stelara® biosimilar in Bio-Thera Solutions’ Phase III Clinical Trial for Moderate to Severe Psoriasis

Last week, Bio-Thera Solutions announced that a first patient has been dosed in its Phase III clinical trial study for ustekinumab biosimilar BAT2206. Stelara® (ustekinumab) is marketed by Johnson & Johnson Corp. for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, active psoriatic arthritis, moderate to severe active Crohn’s disease…

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Meiji Announces Promising Phase I Results for Ustekinumab Biosimilar and Initiation of Phase III Clinical Trial

On May 21, 2021, Meiji Seika Pharma Co, Ltd. announced that phase I clinical trials of DMB-3115, its proposed ustekinumab (STELARA®) biosimilar, demonstrated bioequivalence to reference products marketed in Europe and the United States.  Meiji is co-developing ustekinumab under a 2011 strategic collaboration partnership agreement with Dong-A Socio Holdings.  Phase III…

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Samsung Bioepis Initiates Phase 1 Trial of Ustekinumab Biosimilar

Earlier today, Samsung Bioepis announced the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial for SB17, the company’s proposed biosimilar to Stelara® (ustekinumab).  The trial will compare the pharmacokinetics, safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of SB17 and Stelara®.  With the start of this trial, Samsung Bioepis has the following biosimilar candidates in…

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Celltrion begins Phase 3 trial of aflibercept biosimilar

Celltrion Inc. has begun a Phase 3 clinical trial of CT-P42, an aflibercept biosimilar referencing Regeneron’s Eylea.  The trial will enroll 300 patients with diabetic macular edema, and aims to compare CT-P42’s efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity against Eylea. Celltrion adds CT-P42 to its pipeline of other investigational biosimilars, including…

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Q4 2020 and Full Year Earnings Roundup: Biologics and Biosimilars Update

Below are some highlights from fourth quarter and full year 2020 earnings reports recently released by biologics and biosimilars companies: At the end of last month, Johnson & Johnson reported fourth quarter sales of $22.5 billion reflecting growth of 8.3% and full year sales of $82.6 billion reflecting growth of…

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Positive Results From Ustekinumab Biosimilar Phase I Trial and Infliximab Biosimilar Switching Studies

On October 20, 2020, NeuClone announced that it successfully completed its Phase I clinical trial of NeuLara, its proposed biosimilar of Stelara (ustekinumab).  According to Neuclone, the Phase I clinical trial demonstrated similar clinical pharmacokinetics, and safety, immunogenicity and tolerability profiles of NeuLara compared to US- and EU-sourced Stelara.  NeuLara…

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