Pearce IP BioBlast®: w/e 19 March 2021

by | Mar 22, 2021

15 March 2021 | Alvotech announced it has completed a second round of its US$100 million private placement.  In the first round, Alvotech raised US$65 million, including investments from Korea’s Shinhan, US’ Baxter Healthcare SA, and Germany’s ATHOS.

15 March 2021 |Korea Biomedical Review reported that Samsung Bioepis has entered an agreement with Yuhan Corp for the commercialisation of Adalloce™ (biosimilar adalimumab) in South Korea. Adalloce™ is marketed in Europe as Imraldi®.

17 March 2021 | Merck announced it has filed a Form 10 registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in relation to its intended biosimilars and women’s health spinoff, Organon. Merck announced that Organon will function as a standalone, publicly traded company, with separation on track to be completed late in Q2 2021.

17 March 2021 | Reuters reported that Pfizer will stop producing biosimilar products in China and will sell an intended manufacturing site in Hangzhou to WuXi Biologics.

17 March 2021 The Korea Herald reported that Celltrion’s Herzuma® (biosimilar trastuzumab) reached a 44% market share in Japan last year.




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