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How long can Roche keep back biosimilars for Avastin®, Herceptin® or Rituxan®?

The biosimilars are biting.  And they are biting at three big biologics distributed by Roche through its biotech subsidiary, Genentech.  Roche currently faces pending biosimilar competition against Avastin® (bevacizumab), Roche’s biggest selling cancer drug, Herceptin® (trastuzmab), Roche’s breast-cancer drug, and Rituxan® (rituximab), Roche’s immunotherapy drug.  All three drugs are involved in patent litigations. How long will these cases last? And how long can Roche keep the biosimilars out?

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What is Regeneron’s exposure from Novartis’ patent case against blockbuster Eylea®?

Novartis has filed a patent lawsuit against Regeneron seeking damages for sales of Eylea® and Zaltrap®.  On March 19, 2018, Novartis sued Regeneron in the Southern District of New York, White Plains Division, for infringing U.S. Patent No. 5,688,688.  The ‘688 patent claims gene expression constructs for the expression of polypeptides in mammalian cells.  How strong is Novartis’ case, and what is Regeneron’s exposure?

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