Tagged as: Ustekinumab

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 and Formycon Reach Settlement Agreement for Ustekinumab Biosimilar Candidate in Europe and Canada

On March 18, 2024, Fresenius Kabi (“Fresenius”) and Formycon announced a settlement agreement with Johnson & Johnson regarding FYB202, a proposed ustekinumab biosimilar to STELARA in Europe and Canada.  The terms of the settlement are confidential.  According to the press release, the settlement agreement aligns with Fresenius’s recent achievements in…

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Biocon Settles with Janssen, Securing U.S. Market Entry Date for Ustekinumab Biosimilar

On February 29, Biocon Biologics Ltd announced that it signed a settlement and license agreement with Janssen Biotech Inc. and Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) regarding Bmab 1200, Biocon’s proposed biosimilar to STELARA.  The agreement allows Biocon to launch in the United States in February 2025, pending FDA approval.  As part…

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Alvotech Announces More Settlements and Expected Launch Dates Regarding Biosimilar to STELARA (ustekinumab), AVT04

On February 15, Alvotech announced that it reached more settlement agreements with Johnson & Johnson for ATV04, Alvotech’s biosimilar to STELARA (ustekinumab).  The settlements cover Canada, the European Economic Area, and Japan, clearing the way for Alvotech to launch AVT04 in those markets, where AVT04 has already received regulatory approval. …

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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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Year in Review: Top Legal Developments of 2023

As we settle into 2024, we reflect on the significant legal developments of 2023 that hold potential impact on the biologics and biosimilars market.  The following is a recap of some of the top five legal decisions and developments in the biosimilars and biologics space in 2023 that we covered…

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Alvotech and STADA obtain approval in Europe for ustekinumab biosimilar, UZPRUVO

On January 10, Alvotech announced that the European Commission (EC) issued a marketing authorization to its European commercialization partner, STADA, for UZPRUVO (AVT04), a biosimilar referencing STELARA (ustekinumab). The authorization covers all European Economic Area countries, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. UZPRUVO is the first ustekinumab biosimilar to…

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Ustekinumab Antitrust Litigation

On December 7, 2023, a group of health insurers and health insurance administrators filed a class action complaint against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Biotech, Inc. (collectively “J&J”) in the Eastern District of Virginia alleging that J&J “is unlawfully delaying the introduction of biosimilar competition for ustekinumab.”  The class action…

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Updates on Patent Challenges by Biosimilar Manufacturers at the PTAB

In the last month, there has been a flurry of activity at the PTAB related to challenges from biosimilar manufacturers related to ustekinumab, aflibercept, and eculizumab patents. 1. STELARA® (ustekinumab) Four months after Janssen Biotech, Inc. settled to terminate Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd.’s inter partes review (IPR) challenge of U.S….

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