Tagged as: Trastuzumab

European Commission Grants Marketing Authorization for Adalimumab and Trastuzumab Biosimilars

Last week the European Commission granted marketing authorization for two biosimilars. First, Sandoz, a division of Novartis, announced on July 27 that it had received marketing authorization for Hyrimoz, its adalimumab biosimilar to AbbVie’s Humira.  Authorization was granted for all indications of the reference biologic, including rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis,…

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Samsung Bioepis Reports One-Year Follow-Up Results for Trastuzumab Biosimilar

According to an announcement by Samsung Bioepis, an additional one-year follow-up study on SB3, a biosimilar candidate referencing Herceptin® (trastuzumab), showed low incidence of cardiac safety events and no statistically significant difference in survival results compared to trastuzumab in patients with HER2-positive early or locally advanced breast cancer. The data…

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Trastuzumab, Rituximab, and Bevacizumab Litigation Updates

Below is a rundown of some recent developments in BPCIA litigations concerning biosimilars of Genentech’s Herceptin® (trasuzumab), Rituxan® (rituximab), and Avastin® (bevacizumab). Celltrion v. Genentech (trastuzumab) and Celltrion v. Genentech (rituximab) As we previously reported, on January 11, 2018, Celltrion and Teva filed two lawsuits against Genentech in the District…

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Amgen/Allergan & Sandoz Receive Positive CHMP Opinions

Last week the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) of the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) recommended two biosimilar medicines for approval. First, the CHMP adopted a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Kanjinti® (ABP 980), Amgen and Allergan’s proposed biosimilar to Herceptin® (trastuzumab).  The CHMP opinion recommends…

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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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Mylan and Biocon Gain Approval for Trastuzumab Biosimilar in Brazil

On December 29, Mylan and Biocon announced that their trastuzumab biosimilar, Zedora, was approved by Brazil’s National Sanitary Surveillance Agency. Zedora, a biosimilar of Genentech and Roche’s Herceptin, is indicated for the treatment of overexpressing HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, HER2-positive early stage breast cancer, and HER2-positive advanced gastric cancer. Zedora…

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