– CIMERLI® is the #1 ranibizumab biosimilar with 25% ranibizumab market share* –

– Demonstrated safety and efficacy in clinical trials and real-world settings –

– Robust and reliable supply addresses market need and expands anti-VEGF options across the retinal market –

REDWOOD CITY, CA, USA I October 04, 2023 I Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (Coherus, Nasdaq: CHRS), today announced that sales of CIMERLI® (ranibizumab-eqrn) to retinal specialists have exceeded 100,000 doses since commercial launch on October 3, 2022. CIMERLI® is the first and only FDA-approved biosimilar interchangeable with Lucentis® for all approved indications. In August 2023, CIMERLI® achieved 25% market share of the ranibizumab market*, making it the #1 ranibizumab biosimilar.

“Eclipsing 100,000 doses sold to retinal specialists within the first full year after commercial launch is an important milestone for CIMERLI® and reinforces the retinal community’s desire for a safe and effective biosimilar option to LUCENTIS®,” said Paul Reider, Chief Commercial Officer of Coherus. “Achieving 25% market share speaks to the strength of our commercial capabilities and replicates the success we saw with UDENYCA® in its first year on the market. We look forward to potential continued sales growth for CIMERLI® as more accounts continue their conversion.”

“Over the past twelve months we have launched three new products: CIMERLI®, the UDENYCA® auto-injector and YUSIMRY™. We now look forward to the potential approvals of two more products this year: toripalimab for nasopharyngeal carcinoma and the UDENYCA® on-body injector, and their subsequent launches,” said Denny Lanfear, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coherus.

Coherus plans to report CIMERLI® net sales for the third quarter when the company reports Q3 2023 financial results in November.

CIMERLI® (ranibizumab-eqrn) is the only FDA-approved biosimilar interchangeable with Lucentis® for all Lucentis® FDA-approved indications. Formerly CHS-201 (also known as FYB201), it is a biosimilar to the reference product, U.S.-licensed Lucentis®. CIMERLI® has the same product attributes as Lucentis®, in terms of dosage strengths (0.3 mg, 0.5 mg), formulation and excipients, and amino acid sequence. CIMERLI® was approved by the FDA on August 2, 2022. Coherus owns the biologics license application (BLA) for CIMERLI® and commercial rights in the U.S. and its territories. Coherus licensed CIMERLI® from Bioeq AG, a joint venture between Polpharma Biologics Group B.V. and Formycon AG.

*IQVIA NSP Data August 2023.

1. CIMERLI® (ranibizumab-eqrn) U.S. Prescribing Information, August 2022.

For additional Safety Information, please see CIMERLI® Full Prescribing Information available here.

About Coherus BioSciences
Coherus is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of innovative immunotherapies to treat cancer. Coherus’ strategy is to build a leading immuno-oncology franchise funded with cash generated through net sales of its diversified portfolio of FDA-approved therapeutics.

In 2021, Coherus in-licensed toripalimab, an anti-PD-1 antibody, in the United States and Canada. The Biologics License Application for toripalimab in combination with chemotherapy as treatment for recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma is currently under review by the FDA.

Coherus markets UDENYCA® (pegfilgrastim-cbqv), a biosimilar of Neulasta®, CIMERLI® (ranibizumab-eqrn), a biosimilar of Lucentis®, and YUSIMRY™ (adalimumab-aqvh), a biosimilar of Humira®.

SOURCE: Coherus BioSciences