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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Russia’s Pharmapark has added Prestige BioPharma’s HD204 biosimilar bevacizumab product to the firms’ commercialization partnership, two years after kicking off the partnership with trastuzumab.
Forecasting up to a dozen complex generic launches by Teva in the US in 2021, executive vice-president for North America commercial Brendan O’Grady said Teva was continuing to push for changes to boost approval rates ahead of GDUFA III next year.
Hikma has won more time to respond to Amarin’s certiorari petition to the US Supreme Court over a Federal Circuit decision invalidating Vascepa intellectual property – but not the 45 days the company was looking for. Meanwhile, Amarin’s CEO John Thero is to stand down later this year.
With a couple of major partnerships and a stable of internal projects, Teva expects to play a role in the “majority of meaningful US biosimilar launches in the next five-to-eight years,” executive vice-president for North America commercial Brendan O’Grady told Generics Bulletin in an exclusive interview.
Merck has agreed to discontinue a “predatory strategy” for the company’s Temodal (temozolomide) oncology brand in Austria that kept generics out of the market, including by supplying the brand below cost price, under commitments offered to the country’s competition watchdog.
Biogen has broken new ground in its biosimilar endeavors, expanding beyond its partnership with its part-owned Samsung Bioepis company by agreeing a deal for rights to Bio-Thera Solutions’ BAT1806 biosimilar Actemra/RoActemra (tocilizumab) candidate.