Dean has built up a wealth of knowledge on the global generics and biosimilar medicines industries in his five years with Generics bulletin. He specializes in commercial and legal issues, writing in-depth analyses of corporate strategy and getting under the skin of patent-infringement proceedings and other litigation. He attends investor and regulatory meetings with business leaders, favoring the investor days with their focus on corporate strategy. In his spare time, Dean enjoys visiting museums and playing five-a-side football.
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Coherus BioSciences enjoyed another strong quarter, “exceeding expectations,” management said, as the US-based player revealed where it would invest its cash pile following a round of financing in April.
Three ANDA sponsors – HEC’s Sunshine Lake, Sigmapharm and Unichem – for generic versions of Eliquis had elected to take their Hatch-Waxman case to trial but were soundly beaten by originator’s Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer. A launch in 2031 could now be their best, and only, option.
Perrigo management provided colorful commentary on Perrigo’s latest endeavors to separate the company’s US generics business, following the recent sale of Perrigo’s Rosemont Pharmaceuticals subsidiary for an “attractive” multiple.
Amarin – and the industry at large – was stunned in March this year when Hikma and Dr Reddy’s walked away from court with an invalidity ruling against six Vascepa patents in the US. The originator’s CEO gave an impassioned update on the current state of play, including the potential for generics to launch ahead of a Federal Circuit ruling later this year or early in 2021.
Fresenius Kabi is looking to make headway into biosimilars but saw its progress limited by COVID-19 in Q2. Management gave an update on the company’s endeavors during the Q2 earnings call, including key tender victories.
CinnaGen has revealed clinical trial results suggesting that its ReciGen interferon beta-1a product in combination with concomitant antiviral therapy can be “a new safe and effective” treatment option for COVID-19 patients, “critical for the expected second wave of the pandemic.”