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Indian Reliance Life Sciences to launch four more biosimilars by next year Biosimilars/News | Posted 30/07/2009

Reliance Life Sciences, based in Mumbai, India, announced on 29 March 2009 in the Indian Business Standard that it will launch four biosimilars by next year.

Indian firms may well take large slice of global biosimilars pie Biosimilars/News | Posted 30/07/2009

Since the Indian government announced that it wants to make almost US$70 million (Euros 49.7 million) in funding available for the development of biosimilar medicines, Indian generics firms adapt t...

Third US biosimilars bill introduced: five years market exclusivity with user fee Biosimilars/News | Posted 30/07/2009

On 26 March 2009 a third biosimilars bill was introduced in the US by Senators Chuck Schumer, Sherrod Brown, Jeanne Shaheen and Debbie Stabenow, Susan Collins, Mel Martinez and David Vitter. The bi...

Developing biosimilars: potential risks and challenges Biosimilars/Research | Posted 30/07/2009

Biologicals and biosimilars may often be beneficial, but sometimes new products may also give rise to some risks. Therefore it is important that clinicians familiarise themselves with the relevant...

Key issues with biosimilars: variability problems Biosimilars/Research | Posted 30/07/2009

Analytical studies have revealed the extent of heterogeneity of biopharmaceuticals produced by different manufacturing processes around the world. Key differences have been found in the structure,...

Key issues with biosimilars: manufacturing impacts Biosimilars/Research | Posted 30/07/2009

The first generation biopharmaceuticals are copies of endogenous human proteins, such as erythropoietin, insulin, growth hormones and cytokines, developed using recombinant DNA technology or hybrid...

Biosimilars: it is not as simple as cost alone Biosimilars/Research | Posted 29/07/2009

Biosimilars or follow-on biologics (FOBs) are biopharmaceuticals that, unlike small molecule generic products, are copies of larger, much more complex proteins. As such, data generated from one bio...

Biosimilars as effective and safe as expensive biologicals Biosimilars/News | Posted 29/07/2009

Just like generic medicines, biosimilars could substantially reduce healthcare costs. Yet it seems that among physicians, pharmacists and patients there exists resistance against these cheaper vers...