Boehringer Bails On Biosimilars Outside US
In a strategic shift confirmed by the German company, BI's Humira biosimilar Cyltezo will only be launched in the US while its version of Avastin has been abandoned altogether.
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As Boehringer Ingelheim’s Cyltezo has become the second-ever interchangeable biosimilar approved by the US FDA – as well as the first monoclonal antibody to garner the designation and offering the first published data from a switching trial to support interchangeability – the debate around the potential impact for interchangeable products in the keenly-watched adalimumab space and beyond continues to grow.
Boehringer Ingelheim has settled litigation with AbbVie over Humira by striking a deal that allows it to launch its biosimilar adalimumab in the US from the start of July 2023.
Pfizer is the seventh company to enter licensing agreement with AbbVie; it has completed development program for its adalimumab candidate.