Amgen to Begin Launching Biosimilar Adalimumab in Europe in 2018
Amgen (AMGN) today announced that it has reached a global settlement with AbbVie to resolve all pending litigation regarding AMGEVITA™/AMJEVITA™, a biosimilar to AbbVie’s Humira® (adalimumab). Under terms of the agreement, AbbVie will grant patent licenses for the use and sale of AMGEVITA/AMJEVITA worldwide, on a country-by-country basis, and the companies have agreed to dismiss all pending litigation. Amgen expects to launch AMGEVITA in Europe on Oct. 16, 2018, and AMJEVITA in the United States on Jan. 31, 2023.
“We look forward to leveraging our existing biologics capabilities to bring high-quality biosimilars to patients worldwide. AMGEVITA will be one of our first biosimilar launches, and this agreement will allow us to secure a strong foothold in the $4 billion European adalimumab market,” said Scott Foraker, vice president and general manager of Biosimilars at Amgen. “Building on our strong inflammatory disease presence in the United States, we are excited to develop our inflammation capabilities in Europe, extending our reach and helping more patients gain access to this important class of therapies.”
Specific financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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