It looks like the two biosimilars referencing Amgen Inc.’s Enbrel (etanercept) will have to wait out the rest of the decade before launching in the U.S. The U.S. Supreme Court declined May 17 to hear Sandoz Inc.’s appeal of last year’s split Federal Circuit ruling affirming the validity of two patents protecting etanercept and its manufacturing methods
Building on existing guidance and nearly eight years’ experience with biosimilar monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins, the U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a final guidance detailing a streamlined approach to licensing biosimilars.
Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co. Ltd. could receive an aggregate $1.1 billion from Coherus Biosciences Inc. for the rights to develop and commercialize Junshi’s anti-PD-1 antibody toripalimab in the U.S. and Canada. The deal is powered by Coherus’ core biosimilar business and is designed to steer the company into the business of immuno-oncology.