Significant biosimilar activities this week include
29 May 20 | In a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Alexion announced it has settled its eculizumab dispute with Amgen. Under the agreement, Amgen will receive a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to market its product from 01 March 2025.
31 May 20 | Henlius Biotech announced it has received a positive CHMP opinion, recommending marketing authorisation for HLX02 (proposed trastuzumab biosimilar).
01 Jun 20 | Revance Therapeutics and Mylan announced they would move forward with their development of a Botox® biosimilar. Revance and Mylan first signed a collaboration and license agreement for the development of a Botox biosimilar in February 2018.
03 Jun 20 | LiveMint reported that Aurobindo Pharma announced it would sell its biosimilars business to its wholly owned subsidiary, CuraTeQ Biologics in 2019/20 Q4 earnings call.
04 Jun 20 | Mylan and Lupin announced EMA marketing authorisation for Nepexto® (etanercept) for all indications of the reference product Enbrel®.
04 Jun 20 | Bloomberg Law reported on the ongoing US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit dispute between Genentech and Amgen regarding bevacizumab. In a hearing on 3 June 2020, Genentech asked the Court to prevent Amgen selling its biosimilar bevacizumab Mvasi® to new patients, despite the trial Court refusing to prevent Amgen’s launch, and the US Court of Appeals refusing to injunct Amgen early in the appeal. Decision reserved.