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Biosimilars Deals 2021

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Merck announces formation of new spin-off Organon

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.

Cipla expands biosimilar partnership with Alvotech for ANZ

Cipla and Alvotech announced that they have expanded their partnership for the marketing and distribution of four biosimilar medicines in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement includes biosimilar aflibercept, ustekinumab, denosumab and golimumab candidates. This agreement is in addition to the previous agreement between Alvotech and Cipla for the commercialisation of AVT02 (biosimilar adalimumab candidate).

Tabuk partners with Prestige on Tuznue®(biosimilar trastuzumab)

Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk Pharmaceuticals announced it has reached an exclusive licensing and distribution agreement with Korea’s Prestige Biopharma for the commercialisation of Tuznue® (biosimilar trastuzumab). Under the agreement, Tabuk will receive exclusive rights to commercialise and distribute Tuznue® in the Middle-East and North Africa region.

Lannett and HEC reach insulin aspart agreement

Lannett announces it has entered into an agreement with the HEC Group of companies for biosimilar insulin aspart. Under the agreement, Lannett will be responsible for funding most of the clinical development requirements, while HEC will continue to develop the product and manufacturing infrastructure.

Coherus Biosciences and Junshi Biosciences reach toripalimab agreement

Coherus Biosciences announces it has reached an agreement with Junshi Biosciences for the development and commercialisation of toripalimab (anti-PD-1 antibody) in the United States and Canada. Toripalimab has received breakthrough therapy designation by the FDA for nasopharyngeal carcinoma and the first BLA is expected to be filed later this year.

Innovent signs bevacizumab deal

Innovent announces it has signed a licensing agreement with PT Etana Biotechnologies for Byvasda® (biosimilar bevacizumab). Under the agreement, Etana will receive commercialisation rights in Indonesia in exchange for milestone payments and double-digit royalties on net sales.

Kamada announces biosimilar deal

Kamada announces it has entered into agreements with two undisclosed international pharmaceutical companies to commercialise three biosimilar product candidates in Israel.