Coherus Distances Itself From Biosimilar Interchangeability
US Humira Biosimilars May Feature Designation In 2023
Coherus BioSciences has had its say on the prospect of interchangeability for Humira biosimilars, shortly after Boehringer Ingelheim announced positive data from a ‘first-of-its-kind’ switching study.
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Presenting at the 40th Annual J.P. Morgan Health Care Conference, Coherus BioSciences provided the latest on the firm’s highly-anticipated proposed on-body injector device for pegfilgrastim, days after securing a $300m credit agreement that includes $50m related to the firm’s proposed ranibizumab biosimilar.
As the likely dynamics for US biosimilar competition to Humira come into sharper focus, Coherus has promised that its mid-2023 market entry with its just-approved Yusimry version will be accompanied by a “compelling value proposition,” months after rival Amgen’s biosimilar is expected to launch and around the same time as multiple other rivals are expected to hit the market.
Boehringer Ingelheim has won a landmark first US interchangeability designation for a biosimilar to Humira, with the firm’s Cyltezo version of adalimumab representing the second ever interchangeable biosimilar approved by the FDA.