Coherus Announces U.S. Launch of UDENYCA ONBODY™ a Novel and Proprietary State-of-the-Art Delivery System for pegfilgrastim-cbqv

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Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (Coherus, NASDAQ: CHRS) today announced the launch of UDENYCA ONBODY™, the company’s on-body injector (OBI) presentation of UDENYCA® (pegfilgrastim-cbqv), is successfully underway, with a broad distribution of accounts nationwide ordering this innovative device, and patients now accessing its benefits. UDENYCA is a pegfilgrastim biosimilar administered the day after chemotherapy to decrease the incidence of infection as manifested by febrile neutropenia.

“It’s exciting to have a new biosimilar pegfilgrastim on-body option, especially for those who live far away from their care centers,” said Kathleen Clifford, Clinical Oncology Nurse Practitioner at St. Luke’s Health System. “The thoughtful design of this device, with its distinct features, has advantages for our patients and gives me confidence that their treatment will be administered even though it’s taking place away from the office.”

UDENYCA ONBODY was designed with patients in mind; key features include a five-minute injection time, an indicator, status light and auditory signal that help patients confirm the dose has been administered and a strong and well-tolerated adhesive. After the dose is administered, the needle automatically retracts, which reduces the risk of needlestick injury.

“We are excited that UDENYCA ONBODY is now available for cancer patients, and provider response to UDENYCA ONBODY’s unique features, including a five-minute injection time and novel retractable needle mechanism, has been very positive,” said Paul Reider, Coherus’ Chief Commercial Officer. “The ONBODY device is the third presentation in the UDENYCA franchise, which also includes a prefilled syringe and autoinjector. The growing demand for UDENYCA is evidence that innovating cancer care for patients is a winning strategy.”

“The UDENYCA portfolio gives patients the opportunity to align their needs with a pegfilgrastim treatment plan,” said Maria Theodoulou, M.D., of New York Oncology Hematology. “Patients can continue to receive immune supportive care in a variety of settings, such as the clinic by a health care provider or at home via preset administration with UDENYCA ONBODY or self-administration with UDENYCA autoinjector. Where a cancer diagnosis takes empowerment away from patients, UDENYCA gives it back.”

UDENYCA ONBODY is available through existing full-line and specialty distributors. Billing under the medical benefit for UDENYCA ONBODY is streamlined because it has the same permanent, product-specific Q-Code as the prefilled syringe, Q5111, and a unique NDC number of 70114-0130-01. UDENYCA Solutions™ offers healthcare professionals comprehensive practice and patient support that includes extensive patient assistance and office support to ensure successful access, billing, and reimbursement. More details regarding UDENYCA ONBODY, including video instructions for ONBODY preparation and application, can be found at https://udenyca.com/hcp/onbody/.

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