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Korean Court Upholds Rituximab Ruling, Affirming Victory For Celltrion’s Truxima Biosimilar

An obstacle in Celltrion’s path to sell its rituximab biosimilar in Korea has been removed, with a court’s affirmation that a patent covering Genentech/Biogen’s Rituxan original for the use of chronic lymphocytic leukemia is invalid.

Biosimilars Intellectual Property

Samsung Bioepis’ Trastuzumab Biosimilar Is Third Cleared By FDA – But The Market Hasn’t Formed Yet

Sued by Herceptin sponsor Genentech for patent infringement, Samsung Bioepis has legal hurdles to navigate before it can roll out its trastuzumab biosimilar in the US, which has just become the third biosimilar of the cancer treatment greenlit by the FDA.

Biosimilars Approvals

Aurobindo Acquires Seven Oncology Injectables From Spectrum

In line with its strategy to establish its presence in the US branded market, Aurobindo has through its subsidiary Acrotech Biopharma acquired seven marketed oncology injectables from Spectrum Pharmaceuticals in a deal worth up to US$300 million.

United States M & A

First Sabril Rival Sees FDA Deliver On Prioritizing Competition

Prioritizing the approval of generics of medicines with little or no competition has been a key part of the FDA’s efforts to support access and reduce costs to patients; the agency has just granted Teva approval for the first generic version of Lundbeck’s Sabril (vigabatrin) 500mg tablets.

Generic Drugs Approvals

Rovi and Recordati Deemed Top Picks By Analyst

The team at Jefferies believe that the Spanish and Italian firms, as well as Hikma, are looking like good bets for the year ahead.
Market Intelligence Europe

Sandoz Phases US Epinephrine Entry

Sandoz will first focus on the US institutional channel on which it is increasingly concentrating its attention as it rolls out its alternative to Mylan’s EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector.
Value-Added Medicines Launches
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