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Biopharma Companies Take Issue With FDA's Draft Biosimilar Interchangeability Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 May 2017

Ahead of Friday's deadline for comments, a number of biopharmaceutical companies are seeking further clarification from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on various aspects of the draft biosimilar interchangeability guidance.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Government affairs, Labeling, Postmarket surveillance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Research and development

Tags: biosimilars, interchangeability, FDA draft guidance, biosimilar guidance

Biosimilars in the EU: New IMS Report Shows Savings Through Competition By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 May 2017

A new report released Tuesday, prepared by QuintilesIMS at the request of the European Commission, found EU countries are saving lots of money from biosimilars even if market share is low.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Reimbursement

Tags: biosimilars, biologic competition, anti-TNF, HGH

Biosimilars Forum Seeks More Clarity in FDA Draft Guidance on Biosimilar Interchangeability By Zachary Brennan - Published 04 May 2017

The nonprofit industry group Biosimilars Forum is calling on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clarify that a demonstration of interchangeability represents a distinct requirement for additional data compared to a demonstration of biosimilarity.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Due Diligence, Government affairs

Tags: biosimilars, FDA draft guidance, Biosimilars Forum

WHO to Begin Cancer Biosimilar Prequalification Pilot This Fall By Michael Mezher - Published 04 May 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday announced it will invite biosimilar makers to participate in a pilot program to prequalify biosimilars of two top selling biologics this September in an effort bring lower cost versions of the products to low- and middle-income countries.

Categories: News, WHO, Biologics and biotechnology, Submission and registration

Tags: Biosimilars, Prequalification, Rituxan, Herceptin, Rituximab, Trastuzumab

Asia Regulatory Roundup: Indian Watchdog Probes Allegations Roche Tried to Influence Regulators (2 May 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 02 May 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Medtronic, Abbott, Roche, Herceptin, biosimilars

Supreme Court Weighs Biosimilar Patent Dance By Zachary Brennan - Published 26 April 2017

All nine justices of the US Supreme Court gathered Wednesday to hear oral arguments from the lawyers of Novartis subsidiary Sandoz and Amgen, who took sides on what's known as the biosimilar "patent dance," and whether a notice of licensure 180 days prior to marketing is necessary.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs

Tags: Supreme Court, biosimilars, Novartis, Sandoz

US Supreme Court to Consider Biosimilar Patent Process Next Week By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 April 2017

The highest court in the US next Wednesday will take up a fight over the so-called biosimilar "patent dance" and whether biosimilar companies have to notify reference product sponsors of the impending marketing of a new product, likely leading to a decision with ramifications for all subsequent biosimilars approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Ethics, Government affairs

Tags: biosimilars, Amgen, Sandoz, patents

Strategies Adopted by Innovator Companies in Response to Biosimilars Competition By Charu Manaktala, MD, MBBS, Raymond A. Huml, MS, DVM, RAC, Nigel Rulewski, MD - Published 10 April 2017

This article examines key strategies being adopted by the innovator companies and discusses the impact these strategies are likely to have on the future market for biosimilars.

Categories: Features, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Government affairs, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: Biosimilars, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Patent Extension

FDA’s Draft Biosimilar Interchangeability Guidance: Stakeholders Seek More Clarity By Zachary Brennan - Published 04 April 2017

As comments on the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft guidance on biosimilar interchangeability begin to trickle in, stakeholders seem optimistic and appreciative of the agency’s draft though some suggest tweaks to FDA's recommendations for switching studies.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Due Diligence, Government affairs, Submission and registration

Tags: interchangeable biosimilars, interchangeability, FDA draft guidance, comments on FDA guidance

Are Biosimilars 'Interchangeable' in the EU? A New Perspective By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 March 2017

The EU’s take on the class of medicines known as biosimilars is a slight variation of what is seen in the US, with the US creating two distinct types: Follow-on biologics that are biosimilar, or "expected to produce the same clinical result as the reference product," and ones that are "interchangeable," or able to be switched with their reference product.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology

Tags: interchangeable biosimilars, interchangeability, switching studies, biosimilar

FDA Transparency: Agency’s Hands Tied by its own Regulations By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 March 2017

Ask a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official how many biosimilar applications are actually under review, or the details of a recent Complete Response Letter (CRL), and he or she will explain how the agency cannot offer any more details than what is already publicly known, even if what has been made public is not aligned with reality.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: FDA transparency, CRLs, biosimilars

EU Industry Groups Urge Caution on Biosimilar Switching By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 March 2017

Three EU biopharmaceutical industry groups are offering key considerations to physicians when switching from a biologic reference product to its biosimilar or from one biosimilar of a reference product to another, according to a new position paper released on Thursday.

Categories: Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: biosimilars, biosimilar switching, regulatory requirements biosimilars

Genentech Files Complaint Over Amgen’s Development of Avastin Biosimilar By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 February 2017

Roche’s Genentech filed a complaint in Delaware District Court last week charging that Amgen, which is developing a biosimilar version of Genentech’s blockbuster cancer treatment Avastin (bevacizumab), has obstructed its ability to determine whether the manufacture and/or sale of Amgen’s biosimilar would infringe Genentech’s patents.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Regulatory intelligence, Submission and registration

Tags: Genentech, Roche, Avastin, Amgen, biosimilars

Biosimilars Council Urges Supreme Court to Reject Additional Six Months Exclusivity for Biologics By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 February 2017

In an amicus brief filed on Friday, the Biosimilars Council, a division of the newly rebranded Association for Accessible Medicines (previously the Generic Pharmaceutical Association), argues that the US Supreme Court should not give biologic manufacturers an additional six months of market exclusivity beyond the “already-generous twelve years” granted.

Categories: News, US, Biologics and biotechnology, Government affairs, Research and development, Submission and registration

Tags: biosimilars, GPhA, AAM, Biosimilars Council, Amgen, Sandoz

FDA Explains Why Newly Approved Biologic’s Name Lacks a Suffix By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 February 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new biologic this week, but its name did not adhere to recently finalized guidance calling for all new and previously approved biologics and biosimilars to have a four-letter random suffix attached to their nonproprietary names.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology

Tags: Valeant, Siliq, nonproprietary names of biologics, biosimilars

European Regulatory Roundup: House of Lords Backs Change to Drug Pricing Bill to Appease Pharma Industry (16 February 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 16 February 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Business and Leadership, Government affairs

Tags: European regulatory roundup, biosimilars, Brexit

AbbVie, Novartis Criticize FDA’s Guidance on Nonproprietary Names for Biologics and Biosimilars By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 February 2017

Biopharmaceutical companies Novartis and AbbVie are taking issue with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) burdensome plan to require retroactive changes to the nonproprietary names of existing biologics and biosimilars, according to comments sent to the agency this week.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Labeling, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: biosimilars, nonproprietary names for biosimilars, nonproprietary names for biologics, FDA guidance

European Commission Offers New Q&A on Biosimilars By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 January 2017

The European Commission on Monday unveiled a new question and answer document for those looking to better understand biosimilars.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: biosimilars, biosimilar workshop

US Supreme Court to Review Biosimilar ‘Patent Dance’ By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 January 2017

The US Supreme Court on Friday said that it will review whether biosimilar companies should have to wait six months after US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval before launching their follow-on products.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Due Diligence, Government affairs

Tags: SCOTUS, John Roberts, biosimilar patent dance, biosimilars and SCOTUS

FDA Finalizes Guidance on Clinical Pharmacology Data to Support Biosimilars By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 January 2017

Between Christmas and the beginning of 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized guidance from 2014 to help biosimilar sponsors understand what clinical pharmacology data is necessary to support a proposed biosimilar.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Due Diligence, Government affairs

Tags: clinical pharmacology data, biosimilars, reference products, FDA guidance

Lessons Learned from Biosimilar Drug Development By Raymond A. Huml, MS, DVM, RAC, Nigel Rulewski, MD - Published 19 December 2016

This article discusses the emerging US biosimilars market, including critical success factors, safety issues, extrapolation, choice of reference product, partnerships and alliance management, clinical trial recruitment and regulatory and commercial factors. It also describes an accelerated approach to biosimilar clinical development.

Categories: Features, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Preclinical, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Biosimilars

EMA to Launch Tailored Biosimilar Scientific Advice Pilot By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 December 2016

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday announced that it will launch a tailored scientific advice pilot project in February 2017 to support the development of new biosimilars.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Due Diligence, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: biosimilars, biosimilar scientific advice, biosimilar data

Global Developments of Biosimilars By Randolph Fillmore - Published 15 December 2016

This article was developed from presentations at the 2016 RAPS Regulatory Convergence meeting held in San Jose. The session titled "Biosimilars," was led by Arpita Shah, PharmD, senior manager, regulatory intelligence and policy, Celgene Corporation. Speakers included  Leah Christl, associate director, therapeutic biologics, FDA, CDER, Sabine Haubenreisser, MSc, PhD, EMA liaison official at the FDA and Tara Sanderson, associate director, project manager, CMC regulatory affairs, ERA Consulting.

Categories: Features, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, PMDA, Biologics and biotechnology

Tags: Biosimilars

US Solicitor General Calls on Supreme Court to Review Six-Month Delays to Biosimilar Launches By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 December 2016

With the timing of all future US launches of biosimilars at stake, the US Solicitor General has called on the Supreme Court to review whether biosimilar companies should have to wait six months after US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval before launching their follow-on products.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: biosimilars, US Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, biosimilar launch

Cassidy Says Obamacare Repeal Will Not Repeal Biosimilars Approval Pathway By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 December 2016

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) told attendees of a policy briefing at the Newseum on Wednesday that when Republicans repeal Obamacare, which is expected to occur soon after President-elect Donald Trump takes office, the approval pathway for biosimilars that was created thanks to that law will not go away.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Business and Leadership, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Obamacare, ACA, biosimilars, Bill Cassidy