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Hurdles for Neulasta Biosimilars

A number of biosimilar makers have tried to obtain approval for proposed biosimilar versions of Amgen’s Neulasta (pegfilgrastim), a long-acting version of Amgen’s Neupogen (filgrastim), but have encountered hurdles so far...more

Spotlight on Upcoming Oral Arguments - February 2017

In this appeal, the Federal Circuit will determine whether collateral estoppel can bar a party from asserting an infringement claim when, in previous litigation between the parties, a patent in the same family and covering...more

Novartis and Sandoz Withdraw Zioxtenzo (pegfilgrastim) European Application

The EMA announced on January 27 that Novartis and Sandoz have withdrawn their marketing application for their pegfilgrastim biosimilar (Zioxtenzo). The application was withdrawn after the Committee for Medicinal Products for...more

Amgen Reports on Neulasta, Neupogen Biosimilar Competition and Acceptance of Avastin Biosimilar aBLA

On yesterday’s earnings call for Q4 2016, Amgen indicated that it is projecting its Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) product to face biosimilar completion in the U.S. by the end of the year. According to Amgen Executive Vice...more

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Amgen v. Sandoz

On January 13, 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Amgen v. Sandoz, 794. F.3d 1347 (Fed. Cir. 2015) and Sandoz v. Amgen, 773 F.3d 1274 (Fed. Cir. 2014), appealed from the Federal Circuit. The petitions involve the...more

Supreme Court to Consider BPCIA Requirements for Biosimilars

The Supreme Court of the United States has granted certiorari in a case involving the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA) in the context of a biosimilars dispute. Sandoz, Inc. v. Amgen Inc. and...more

Facility Inspections Delay Sandoz's Filing For Humira Biosimilar in US

Yesterday, during its Q4 2016 earnings call, Novartis CMO Vasant Narasimhan told investors that its subsidiary Sandoz had delayed filing its aBLA for a biosimilar of Humira® (adalimumab), which originally had been planned for...more

Sandoz’s Enbrel Biosimilar on Hold Until Patent Case Resolved

As we reported last August, the FDA has already approved Erelzi®, Sandoz’s biosimilar version of Amgen’s psoriasis drug Enbrel.® However, the head of generics at Novartis (Sandoz’s parent) told Reuters this week that their...more

Biosimilars: What to Expect in 2017

2016 was a record year for the development of biologics in the United States. Below, we summarize a few key biosimilar developments to keep an eye on in 2017. SCOTUS Review of Amgen v. Sandoz - In 2016, Amgen,...more

Biosimilars: Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Amgen v. Sandoz

On Friday, January 13, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Amgen v. Sandoz (Nos. 15-1039 & 15-1195). The Supreme Court originally deferred its decision on the parties’ certiorari petitions in order to consider the...more

Supreme Court Will Judge Biosimilar Patent Dance

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review some of the patent dispute resolution provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA). The Court granted certiorari in the dispute between Amgen and Sandoz,...more

Supreme Court to Review BPCIA -- Amgen v. Sandoz Petitions for Writs of Certiorari Granted

On Friday, the Supreme Court granted both petitions for writs of certiorari and consolidated the Sandoz v. Amgen (No. 15-1039) and Amgen v. Sandoz (No. 15-1195) appeals. Sandoz had petitioned the Court on February 16, 2016...more

Breaking News: Supreme Court Grants Petition and Cross-Petition for Certiorari in Amgen v. Sandoz

The Supreme Court has granted Sandoz’s petition for certiorari, and Amgen’s cross-petition for certiorari in Amgen v. Sandoz. The Order is excerpted below and can be found here...more

Biosimilars in Europe: 2016 Year in Review and What’s Ahead

Europe’s biosimilar market continues to develop, with biosimilars in new classes approved and pending in applications before the European Medicines Agency (EMA). 22 biosimilars are approved in eight different product classes...more

Year In Review: The Top-Five U.S. Market Developments of 2016

Here are our picks for the top-five most significant U.S. market developments in the world of biosimilars in 2016: The FDA approved three biosimilar products in 2016, compared to only one in 2015 — Sandoz’s Zarxio®, a...more

Solicitor General Sides With Sandoz On Interpretation Of Biosimilar Statute

The Solicitor General of the United States has filed an amicus brief in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., asking the Supreme Court to grant certiorari and reverse the Federal Circuit’s interpretation of one of the “patent dance”...more

When Time is Money

As the Biologics market is predicted to be a $250 billion market in the next few years, it is not surprising that parties embroiled in biosimilar litigation go to the mat. Both Apotex and Sandoz filed cert petitions this year...more

Biosimilars: Solicitor General Recommends Granting Certiorari in Amgen v. Sandoz

Responding to the Supreme Court’s request for its views, the Solicitor General recently recommended granting certiorari and reversing some of the Federal Circuit’s key holdings in Amgen v. Sandoz (Nos. 15-1039 & 15-1195)....more

Solicitor General Claims Error in Federal Circuit’s Sandoz Holding

On Monday, December 12, 2016, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Apotex v. Amgen, No. 16-332. Apotex had petitioned the Court to clarify provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) set forth...more

Solicitor General Recommends that Supreme Court Grant Certiorari in Sandoz v. Amgen

The Federal Circuit's decision in Amgen v. Sandoz, regarding litigation "under" (or at least based upon) the Biologics Price Control and Innovation Act (BPCIA), interpreted for the first time two provisions of the law. The...more

Updates on Rituximab Proposed Biosimilars

The past few days have seen a lot of activity on the rituximab biosimilar front. ..According to a joint press release, Sanofi and JHL Biotech, a biopharmaceutical company based in China, formed an alliance to collaborate...more

Sandoz: Etanercept biosimilar switch has no impact on safety and efficacy

Novartis announced on Friday that the EGALITY study, analyzing the clinical safety and efficacy of Sandoz’s etanercept biosimilar, was published in the British Journal of Dermatology. The 52-week EGALITY study involved...more

Allergan Sales, LLC v. Sandoz, Inc.

Case Name: Allergan Sales, LLC v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 12-cv-207-JRG, 15-cv-347-JRG, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135088 (E.D. Tex. Sept. 30, 2016) (Gilstrap, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Combigan® (brimonidine...more

Approval of Sandoz’s Pegfilgrastim Biosimilar May Be Delayed until at Least 2018

As we previously reported, in July the FDA issued a complete response rejecting Sandoz’s aBLA for a biosimilar of Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim). Novartis, Sandoz’s parent, indicated that that Sandoz was “working with the agency...more

Apotex Prevails in Neulasta Biosimilar Litigation, Files for Cert on 180-Day Issue

Among the first generation of biosimilar litigation under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) is a dispute between Amgen and Apotex over Apotex’s proposed biosimilar versions of Amgen’s Neupogen...more

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