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As we have previously reported, Regeneron’s BPCIA case against Mylan regarding Mylan’s proposed aflibercept biosimilar is proceeding in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, with a two-week trial scheduled to begin on June 12, 2023.  On May 23, 2023, Amgen filed a motion to intervene in the case “for

Today Celltrion announced that the FDA approved its biosimilar product, YUFLYMA (adalimumab-aaty), a high-concentration (100mg/mL) and citrate-free formulation of HUMIRA.  YUFLYMA is approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, plaque psoriasis, and hidradenitis suppurativa.  As we previously reported, Celltrion entered into an agreement

On May 22, 2023, Boehringer Ingelheim announced that the FDA has approved the Cyltezo Pen, a new autoinjector option for Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm). According to a previous announcement from Boehringer Ingelheim, Cyltezo is an FDA-approved Interchangeable biosimilar to Humira (adalimumab) and its commercial license will begin on July 1, 2023. Initially approved in August 2017 as

Last week, Amneal announced the launch of FYLNETRA (pegfilgrastim-pbbk), a biosimilar to Amgen’s NEULASTA, in the United States.  According to the press release, FYLNETRA—Amneal’s third biosimilar launch in the United States since late last year—is used to treat neutropenia (low neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that fights infection) which is commonly experienced by

The USPTO has proposed several fee changes for implementation in 2025. If implemented, these changes will increase filing fees for Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) and Post Grant Reviews (PGRs) by 25% “to improve cost recovery.” Additionally, the PTO is proposing to allow IPR and PGR petitions to exceed the current word limits (14,000 and 18,700,

In October 2022, we reported that Biogen was seeking a preliminary injunction in its BPCIA case brought in the District of Delaware against Sandoz relating to Sandoz’s proposed multiple sclerosis biosimilar of TYSABRI (natalizumab). The parties completed their briefing on Biogen’s motion in April, and Judge Williams has scheduled a hearing for May 17 at