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Pfizer Files Lawsuit to Halt Sales of Brenzys (biosimilar, etanercept) in Australia

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Pfizer Files Lawsuit to Halt Sales of Brenzys (biosimilar, etanercept) in Australia

Pfizer Files Lawsuit to Halt Sales of Brenzys (biosimilar, etanercept) in Australia

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  • Pfizer filed a new patent lawsuit against 5 companies (Samsung Bioepis, Merck, Sharp & Dohme, Organon, and Arrow) to stop the marketing of Brenzys, a biosimilar referencing etanercept in Australia. In the EU, Brenzys is marketed as Benepali
  • Pfizer gets the marketing rights for Amgen’s etanercept. Pfizer asserts that the respondents' claims about cell culture methods infringe on Australian patent no. 2005280034 titled "Production of polypeptides"
  • Pfizer & its subsidiary Hospira were prior involved in a patent dispute for biosimilars referencing Neupogen & Neulasta which are used to treat patients with FN who undergoes CT scan. Amgen & Pfizer have settled their agreement for filgrastim biosimilar in Sept 2021 & pegfilgrastim biosimilar for Mar 2021

Ref: The Center For Biosimilar | Image: Pfizer

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