Pearce IP BioBlast®: w/e 10 September 2021

by , | Sep 13, 2021

02 Sep 21 | US | Amgen and Hospira appear ready to settle the ongoing dispute relating to Neupogen® (filgrastim). The matter was due to go to a jury trial on 20 September 2021.

06 Sep 21 | IN | Hetero announced that it has received emergency use approval from India’s DCGI to market its biosimilar tocilizumab for the treatment of COVID-19.

06 Sep 21 | AU | Australia’s TGA approved Mylan/Alphapharm’s Abevmy® (biosimilar bevacizumab) for the treatment of colorectal cancer, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, renal cell cancer, epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, peritoneal cancer and cervical cancer.

06 Sep 21 | AU | Australia’s TGA approved Gilead Sciences’ Trodelvy® (sacitizumab) for the treatment of unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.

07 Sep 21 | Fresenius Kabi announced that its biosimilar tocilizumab candidate MSB11456 successfully met its primary and secondary endpoints in Ph I trials of both subcutaneous and intravenous formulations.

07 Sep 21 | Adaptimmune Therapeutics announced it has entered into a strategic collaboration and license agreement with Genentech to develop and commercialise allogeneic cell therapies for multiple oncology indications.

08 Sep 21 | Bio-Thera Solutions announced that it has entered into a commercialisation and license agreement with Sandoz to commercialise BAT1706 (proposed bevacizumab biosimilar). Under the agreement, Sandoz will commercialise the product in the US, Europe, Canada and other international markets in exchange for an upfront payment, potential milestone payments and royalties on product sales.

09 Sep 21 | Samsung Bioepis announced results from a post-hoc and subgroup analysis of a Ph III clinical study of Byooviz® (ranibizumab biosimilar). Samsung Bioepis reported that the data supports biosimilarity between Byooviz® and reference ranibizumab.

09 Sep 21 | BioFactura announced it has reached an agreement with Rani Therapeutics to assess BFI-751 (proposed ustekinumab biosimilar) in combination with the RaniPill® platform. The RaniPill® capsule is intended to replace subcutaneous or IV injection of biologics with oral dosing.

10 Sep 21 | Alvotech announced positive top-line results from its switching study between AVT02 (proposed adalimumab biosimilar) and Humira®. Alvotech reported that no significant differences were observed in clinical efficacy, safety or immunogenicity between the switching cohort and the reference cohort.

10 Sep 21 | AU | Australia’s TGA approved Kyowa Kirin’s Crysvita® (burosumab) for the treatment of X-linked hypophosphataemia.

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