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EC approval for rituximab biosimilar Rixathon

Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, announced on 19 June 2017 that it had received European Commission (EC) approval for its biosimilar rituximab product Rixathon.

FDA advisors recommend approval of Pfizer’s epoetin alfa biosimilar

US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) advisers have voted to recommend the approval of Pfizer’s biosimilar version of Amgen/Johnson & Johnson’s Epogen/Eprex/Procrit (epoetin alfa).

Celltrion making progress with biosimilars in China and Japan

South Korean biotechnology company Celltrion has announced advances in its biosimilar rituximab and trastuzumab programmes in China and Japan.

FDA advisory committee to review bevacizumab and trastuzumab biosimilars

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) announced in a Federal Register Notice on 7 June 2017 that it would be reviewing bevacizumab and trastuzumab biosimilars at its next meeting.

EMA accepts application for adalimumab biosimilar from Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics

Japan-based biosimilars developer Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics announced on 22 May 2017 that its application for approval for its proposed adalimumab biosimilar (FKB327) had been accepted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

EMA approval for insulin and rituximab biosimilars

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 19 May 2017 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for Insulin lispro Sanofi and for the rituximab biosimilars Blitzima, Ritemvia and Tuxella.

Positive phase I results for Cinfa’s pegfilgrastim biosimilar

Spanish biosimilars developer Cinfa Biotech (Cinfa) announced on 17 May 2017 that results from the second phase I study of its pegfilgrastim biosimilar (B12019) had met its primary endpoints.

Second infliximab biosimilar to be launched in Australia in 2Q 2017

Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) announced on 1 May 2017 its intention to launch the infliximab biosimilar Renflexis in the second half of 2017.

FDA approves biosimilar infliximab Renflexis

Samsung Bioepis announced on 24 April 2017 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved its biosimilar version of Johnson & Johnson and Merck’s Remicade (infliximab).

EMA approval for etanercept and rituximab biosimilars

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 21 April 2017 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for the etanercept biosimilar Erelzi and for the rituximab biosimilars Rixathon and Riximyo.

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