PHARMACY

AbbVie, Pfizer ink agreement on Humira biosimilar

BY Sandra Levy

Pfizer has signed licensing agreements with AbbVie, resolving all global intellectual property matters for Pfizer’s proposed Humira (adalimumab) biosimilar.

Under the terms of the agreements, AbbVie grants Pfizer a nonexclusive patent license for the use and sale of Pfizer’s proposed adalimumab biosimilar for many countries around the world.

Pfizer may launch its adalimumab biosimilar upon approval by the European Medicines Agency in Europe. In the United States, the license period will begin on Nov. 20, 2023.

“This settlement will facilitate patient access to Pfizer’s proposed adalimumab biosimilar, which we expect to be an important addition to our broad portfolio of biosimilar medicines,” said Pfizer global president of inflammation and immunology Richard Blackburn.

All litigation pending between the parties will be withdrawn. The financial details of the agreements are confidential.

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