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Nixed Remicade Patent Clears Way For Pfizer/Celltrion Biosimilar Launch

Executive Summary

A Massachusetts court's ruling invalidating a patent on Johnson & Johnson's Remicade (infliximab) appears to clear the way for Pfizer Inc. and Celltrion Inc. to finally launch their FDA-licensed biosimilar Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb). J&J, however, said it plans to appeal and any biosimilar launch would be considered "at risk."


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