Tagged as: Ustekinumab

Janssen Files Redacted Public Version of Its Opening Brief in Support of Its Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against Amgen in BPCIA Ustekinumab Case

As we previously reported, on March 1, 2023, Janssen filed a motion for preliminary injunction in Janssen Biotech, Inc. v. Amgen Inc., C.A. No. 22-1549-MN, seeking to enjoin Amgen from the commercial manufacturing, sale, and offer for sale of ABP 654, Amgen’s ustekinumab biosimilar.  Last week, Janssen filed a public…

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Janssen Seeks a Preliminary Injunction in BPCIA Ustekinumab Case Against Amgen

On March 1, 2023, Janssen filed a motion for preliminary injunction in Janssen Biotech, Inc. v. Amgen Inc., C.A. No. 22-1549-MN, seeking to enjoin Amgen from the commercial manufacturing, sale, and offer for sale of ABP 654, Amgen’s ustekinumab biosimilar.  On the same day, just prior to filing the motion,…

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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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Celltrion and Rani Therapeutics to Jointly Develop Oral Formulation of Ustekinumab Biosimilar

Yesterday, Celltrion and US-based Rani Therapeutics (“Rani”) announced that they will jointly develop an oral formulation of CT-P43, a biosimilar to Stelara® (ustekinumab), indicated for the treatment of psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. Celltrion’s CT-P43 biosimilar is currently only available in two injectable formulations – intravenous and subcutaneous. According…

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Janssen Files BPCIA Complaint Against Amgen Regarding Ustekinumab

On November 29, 2022, Janssen filed a BPCIA complaint in the District of Delaware against Amgen related to Amgen’s ustekinumb biosimilar ABP 654 of Janssen’s STELARA. This is Janssen’s first BPCIA case filed with respect to an ustekinumab biosimilar. Janssen alleges that its “scientists and clinicians spent decades developing STELARA…

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Biosimilars Licensing Agreement Updates

Earlier this week, Biocon Biologics Ltd. announced that it has entered into a strategic out-licensing agreement with Yoshindo Inc. to commercialize ustekinumab and denosumab biosimilars for the Japanese market.  Pursuant to the agreement, Yoshindo gets exclusive commercialization rights for the biosimilars in Japan, with an estimated market opportunity of $700…

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Formycon Announces Comparable Efficacy of Ustekinumab Biosimilar to Reference Product STELARA in Phase III Study

This week Formycon AG (“Formycon”) announced positive preliminary efficacy and safety data from the VESPUCCI Phase III clinical trial for FYB202, Formycon’s biosimilar version of STELARA (ustekinumab). The Phase III study was a multi-center, randomized, double-blinded, comparative study of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis vulgaris (plaque psoriasis). The clinical…

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Formycon Q1 2022 Financial Results - Big Molecule Watch

First Quarter Earnings Graphic

Formycon recently announced its sales and earnings figures for the first quarter of 2022.  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to EUR -4.0 million (Q1/previous year: EUR -1.7 million), which was in line with expectations.  According to the press release, the reported revenues were mainly a result…

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Alvotech Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Clinical Trial for Ustekinumab Biosimilar

On May 24, 2022, Alvotech Holdings S.A. (“Alvotech”) announced positive top-line results from a confirmatory clinical trial for AVT04, Alvotech’s proposed biosimilar to STELARA® (ustekinumab). STELARA® is prescribed to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions, including psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and plaque psoriasis. Alvotech notes that its trial…

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Alvotech Announces Positive Results from a Pharmacokinetic Similarity Study for Ustekinumab Biosimilar

On May 16, 2022, Alvotech Holdings S.A. (“Alvotech”) announced positive top-line results from a pharmacokinetic (PK) study for AVT04, Alvotech’s proposed biosimilar to STELARA® (ustekinumab).  Alvotech notes that the study used “a single dose, 3-arm, parallel design to compare pharmacokinetics, safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of a single 45mg/0.5mL subcutaneous dose…

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