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  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency approve first trastuzumab biosimilars
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration approves a second infliximab biosimilar

As pharmaceutical drug costs attract increasing media attention and political scrutiny, a growing number of biosimilar drugs are set to enter the U.S. and European markets in the coming years.  Global sales

  • European Medicines Agency newly approves two adalimumab biosimilars
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration approves first bevacizumab biosimilar

As pharmaceutical drug costs attract increasing media attention and political scrutiny, a growing number of biosimilar drugs are set to enter the U.S. and European markets in the coming years.  Global sales for the top nine branded biologic

Samsung Bioepis (“Bioepis”) has joined a growing list of challengers to Genentech’s U.S. Patent No. 6,407,213 (“the ʼ213 patent”) issued to Carter, et al. by filing two new petitions for inter partes review (“IPR”).  The ʼ213 patent, entitled “Method for Making Humanized Antibodies,” is generally directed to antibodies with humanized variable domains comprising non-human complementarity

  • European Medicines Agency newly approves five rituximab biosimilars and an etanercept biosimilar, while recommending approval of adalimumab biosimilar
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration approves second adalimumab biosimilar

As pharmaceutical drug costs attract increasing media attention and political scrutiny, a growing number of biosimilar drugs are set to enter the U.S. and European markets in the

Biologic drugs are quickly reshaping the pharmaceutical landscape as they dominate the drug market in annual sales revenue.  Abbvie’s Humira® (adalimumab) rocketed to the best-selling drug in the world with sales generating over $16 billion USD in 2016. The top biologic drugs are all driving revenues well beyond the $1 billion sales revenue demarcation that

On June 19, 2017, the European Commission (EC) approved Sandoz’s Rixathon® (rituximab), a biosimilar to Roche/Genentech’s Rituxan®/Mabthera®.  The approval follows the positive recommendation by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) issued two months ago.

Rituximab is an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody approved for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (follicular lymphoma and diffuse large