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Recent Biosimilar Approvals

On December 7, 2023, Bio-Thera Solutions, Ltd. announced that the FDA has approved AVZIVI (bevacizumab-tnjn), a biosimilar referencing Genentech’s AVASTIN.  AVZIZI is the fifth bevacizumab biosimilar approved by the FDA, behind Amgen’s MVASI (bevacizumab-awwb), approved in September 2017; Pfizer’s ZIRABEV (bevacizumab-bvzr), approved in June 2019; Amneal’s ALYMSYS (bevacizumab-maly), approved in…

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Janssen and Samsung Bioepis Settle STELARA (Ustekinumab) Litigation

Samsung Bioepis recently reported that it has signed a settlement and license agreement with Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) in the United States relating to SB17, Samsung Bioepis’s ustekinumab biosimilar to J&J’s STELARA®. If SB17 is approved by the FDA, the license period in the United States will begin on February…

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Celltrion Stelara (Ustekinumab) Settlement With J&J

It has been reported that Celltrion has finalized a settlement with Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) in the United States relating to CT-P43, Celltrion’s ustekinumab biosimilar to J&J’s STELARA®, which would permit Celltrion to launch the product in the U.S. market on March 7, 2025, if approved by FDA. This settlement…

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Formycon/Fresenius Kabi and Samsung Bioepis Settlements with J&J and Janssen Biotech regarding Ustekinumab

On August 7, 2023, Formycon AG and Fresenius Kabi announced that they have reached a settlement with Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) in the United States relating to FYB202, a proposed ustekinumab biosimilar to STELARA®, marketed by J&J.  In February 2023, Formycon announced its entry into a global license agreement with Fresenius…

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Teva and Alvotech Expand Strategic Biosimilars Partnership

Alvotech and Teva announced an expansion of their existing strategic partnership agreement relating to biosimilars products in the U.S.  According to the announcement, the existing agreement includes AVT02, an interchangeable high-concentration biosimilar candidate for HUMIRA (adalimumab), and four other biosimilar candidates, including AVT04, a proposed biosimilar of STELARA (ustekinumab).  The…

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Alvotech and Teva Reach Ustekinumab (STELARA) Settlement with J&J

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Alvotech and Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that they reached a settlement and license agreement with Johnson & Johnson regarding AVT04, Alvotech’s proposed biosimilar to STELARA (ustekinumab) in the United States.  “According to the settlement agreement, AVT04 (ustekinumab) can be marketed in the US, subject to regulatory approval, no later than…

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Alvotech and Teva Announce Acceptance of BLA for AVT04, a Proposed Biosimilar to STELARA (ustekinumab)

On Jan 6, 2023, Alvotech and Teva announced that the FDA has accepted for review a Biologics License Application (BLA) for AVT04, Alvotech’s proposed biosimilar to STELARA (ustekinumab), and stated that the companies anticipate that the FDA’s review will be completed in the second half of 2023. In August 2020,…

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Supreme Court Cert Petitions on Skinny Label Inducement and Written Description Issues

On July 11, 2022, Teva filed a cert petition with the Supreme Court, seeking review of the Federal Circuit’s split per curiam opinion holding that Teva’s label for its generic drug Coreg induced doctors to infringe a GSK method-of-use patent, despite having a “skinny” label carving out the sole patented…

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Teva Receives Approval for First Ophthalmology Biosimilar in Europe

Earlier this week, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Teva) announced that the UK Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved ONGAVIA, a ranibizumab biosimilar referencing Genentech’s LUCENTIS.  Ranibizumab inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which is responsible for the excessive formation of blood vessels in the retina. The United Kingdom is…

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Q1 2022 Earnings Roundup: Biologics and Biosimilars Update

Below are some highlights from first quarter 2022 earnings reports recently released by biologics and biosimilars companies: Biogen:  Last week, Biogen reported total quarterly revenues of $2,532 million, and biosimilar revenue of $194 million decreased 5% versus the prior year.  As reflected by the assumption in the Company’s Full Year…

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