US Biosimilar Outlook: Inspections, Interchangeability And Positioning For The Post-Humira Era
Six of the 10 biosimilar candidates under FDA review are waiting on inspections delayed by COVID-19; in the meantime, sponsors jockey for position when Humira biosimilar launch windows open up next year.
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Alvotech and AbbVie have settled all of their legal disputes over Alvotech’s AVT02 biosimilar rival to Humira. With Alvotech seeking a coveted interchangeability designation for its higher-strength adalimumab, the firm’s US entry date provided by the settlement matches that of Boehringer Ingelheim’s interchangeable Cyltezo lower-strength adalimumab biosimilar.
Non-profit generics firm Civica is partnering with GeneSys Biologics to make affordable biosimilars of Lantus, Humalog and Novolog for the US market, which it aims to sell at $30 a vial or $55 per pack of cartridges.