Pearce IP BioBlast® f/e 31 January 2022

by , | Jan 31, 2022

18 Jan 22 | Alvotech announced $21 million in additional commitments for private placement (PIPE) of Oaktree II common stock.  Alvotech and Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II previously announced in December 2021 that they had entered into a pre IPO merger agreement.  According to the announcement, the business combination is expected to deliver gross proceeds to Alvotech in excess of $475M.

20 Jan 22 | Biocon announced its Q3FY22 financial results, reporting a 28% year over year growth in biosimilars revenues.

20 Jan 22 | MSD and Eisai announced the publication of results from Ph III studies of Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) in patients with advanced endometrial carcinoma.

21 Jan 22 | Innovent and Eli Lilly announced the results of Phase Ib trials of Tyvyt® (sintilimab) plus biosimilar bevacizumab for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.  Innovent says that the safety profile is consistent with that observed in previously reported studies, without new or unexpected safety signals.

21 Jan 22 | US | Lannett announced that the FDA has completed its review of the Investigational New Drug Application for biosimilar insulin glargine.  Lannett plans to complete the clinical trials by early 2023, with a potential launch in early 2024.

24 Jan 22 | Bio-Thera Solutions announced that it has commenced Ph I studies regarding BAT6021 (a monoclonal antibody with enhanced ADCC targeting TIGIT in cancer cells).

26 Jan 22 | The US International Trade Commission instituted AbbVie’s complaint relating to Alvotech’s adalimumab candidate.

26 Jan 22 | US | Vizient announced that remdesivir has replaced Humira® (adalimumab) as the most expensive drug by total member spend in its Winter 2022 Market Outlook.  Pembrolizumab, ustekinumab, ocrelizumab, denosumab, infliximab, nivolumab and tocilizumab also featured in the top 10 most expensive drugs by member spend.

27 Jan 22 | EU | MSD announced that the EC has approved Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) for the adjuvant treatment of adults with renal cell carcinoma at increased risk of recurrence following nephrectomy, or following nephrectomy and resection of metastatic lesions.

27 Jan 22 | Biogen announced that Samsung Biologics will acquire Biogen’s equity stake in the Samsung Bioepis joint venture for an aggregate consideration of up to USD $2.3 billion.

28 Jan 22 | US | Genentech announced that the FDA has approved Vabysmo™ (faricimab) for the treatment of people with wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema.

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