Tagged as: Tocilizumab

Biosimilar Approval Updates in Europe and China

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On April 25, 2024, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of marketing authorization for Biogen Netherlands B.V.’s biosimilar TOFIDENCE (tocilizumab), for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA), polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) and coronavirus disease…

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Fresenius Kabi Announces Launch of TYENNE, a Tocilizumab Biosimilar Referencing ACTEMRA

On April 15, 2024, Fresenius Kabi announced the U.S. launch of its ACTEMRA biosimilar, TYENNE (tocilizumab-aazg) as an intravenous formulation.  As we previously reported, Fresenius Kabi received FDA approval for both intravenous and subcutaneous formulations on March 5, 2024, making TYENNE the first tocilizumab biosimilar approved in both formulations.  TYENNE is…

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Fresenius Kabi Announces FDA Approval of TYENNE, a Tocilizumab Biosimilar Referencing ACTEMRA

On March 7, Fresenius Kabi announced that the FDA has approved its tocilizumab biosimilar, TYENNE (tocilizumab-aazg) for inflammatory and immune diseases indications including rheumatoid arthritis, giant cell arteritis, polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.  TYENNE is the second FDA approved biosimilar of ACTEMRA (following Biogen’s TOFIDENCE (tocilizumab-bavi)…

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Genentech and Partners Voluntarily Dismiss IPR Appeals Related to Genentech’s ACTEMRA® (Tocilizumab)

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On February 12, 2024, Chugai, Genentech, and Hoffmann-La Roche filed a motion for voluntary dismissal of their appeals of the PTAB’s Final Written Decisions in IPR2022-00578 and IPR2022-00579.  The appeals concerned IPRs filed by Celltrion where the PTAB found all challenged claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,580,264 and 10,874,677 were…

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Biosimilar Regulatory Updates

Celltrion Submits BLA for Tocilizumab Biosimilar On January 28, 2024, Celltrion USA announced that it has completed submission of its application to the FDA for CT-P47, its proposed tocilizumab biosimilar.  CT-P47 references Genentech’s ACTEMRA, an interleukin 6 receptor antagonist indicated for adult rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic polyarthritis, and systemic juvenile…

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Year in Review: Top Regulatory Developments of 2023

As we kick off 2024, we reflect on regulatory developments in the biologics and biosimilars space in 2023.  Below are some of the top regulatory developments from 2023. FDA Approvals In 2023, there were 23 FDA approvals of Biologic License Applications, including for Vertex’s CASGEVY and Bluebird’s LYFGENIA, the first…

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Fresenius Kabi Launches TYENNE, The First Approved Tocilizumab Biosimilar In The European Union

On November 1, 2023, Fresenius Kabi announced the launch of its tocilizumab biosimilar TYENNE referencing ROACTEMRA (tocilizumab) in the European Union.  TYENNE is the first tocilizumab biosimilar available in Europe for the treatment of several inflammatory and immune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, giant cell arteritis, polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and…

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Genentech and Biogen File Joint Stipulation of Dismissal in BPCIA Litigation Regarding Tocilizumab

As we previously reported, in July 2023 Genentech, Inc., Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc., and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (collectively, “Genentech”) filed BPCIA litigation against Biogen MA Inc. and Bio-Thera Solutions, Ltd. in the District of Massachusetts, asserting that Biogen sought FDA approval “to commercialize ‘BIIB800,’ a proposed biosimilar to Genentech’s drug Actemra®…

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