Coherus BioSciences Re-Submits Biologics License Application for CHS-1701 (Pegfilgrastim Biosimilar Candidate)

REDWOOD CITY, CA, USA I May 03, 2018 I Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRS), today announced the re-submission of its biologics license application (BLA) for CHS-1701, a pegfilgrastim (Neulasta®) biosimilar candidate, to the U.S. FDA under the 351(k) pathway.

The BLA is supported by similarity data from analytical, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamics, and immunogenicity studies comparing CHS-1701 and Neulasta and integrates new immunogenicity data obtained from using a more revised immunogenicity assay.

“The CHS-1701 BLA re-submission marks a significant milestone in our ongoing transition to a commercial company as we tightly focus on execution of our strategic plan,” said Denny Lanfear, President and CEO of Coherus BioSciences.  “Pegfilgrastim is the largest selling oncology product in the U.S., and CHS-1701 is the cornerstone of our oncology franchise. We believe we have a strong competitive position with this product, exemplified by our comprehensive clinical immunogenicity data as well as our excellent analytical biosimilarity data.”

About Coherus BioSciences, Inc.
Coherus is a leading pure-play, biosimilar company that develops and commercializes high-quality therapeutics for major regulated markets. Biosimilars are intended for use in place of existing, branded biologics to treat a range of chronic and often life-threatening diseases, with the potential to reduce costs and expand patient access. Composed of a team of proven industry veterans with world-class expertise in process science, analytical characterization, protein production, sales & marketing and clinical-regulatory development, Coherus is positioned as a leader in the global biosimilar marketplace. Coherus is advancing three late-stage clinical products towards commercialization, CHS-1701 (pegfilgrastim biosimilar), CHS-1420 (adalimumab biosimilar) and CHS-0214 (etanercept biosimilar), as well as developing a robust pipeline of future products in four therapeutic areas, oncology, immunology (anti-TNF), ophthalmology including CHS-3351 (ranibizumab biosimilar) and CHS-2020 (aflibercept biosimilar), and CHS-131, a small molecule for multiple sclerosis.  For additional information, please visit www.coherus.com.

SOURCE: Coherus BioSciences

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