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Biocad’s rituximab ‘similar biologic’ recommended for approval in India

Russian biotechnology company Biocad announced on 4 July 2017 that it would ‘soon’ receive marketing approval for its rituximab ‘similar biologic’ in India under the trade name Acellbia.

FDA accepts application for Celltrion/Teva’s rituximab biosimilar

South Korean biotechnology company Celltrion and partner Israeli generics giant Teva Pharmaceuticals (Teva) announced on 29 June 2017 that the regulatory submission for their proposed rituximab biosimilar (CT‑P10) had been accepted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA rejects Pfizer’s epoetin alfa biosimilar

US pharma giant Pfizer announced on 22 June 2017 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had rejected its application for approval of its epoetin alfa biosimilar.

Biocad registers rituximab similar biotherapeutic product in Bolivia and Honduras

Russian biotechnology company Biocad announced on 6 June 2017 that it had obtained a marketing authorization for its rituximab ‘similar biotherapeutic product’ in Bolivia and Honduras under the trade name Usmal.

EC approval for etanercept biosimilar Erelzi

Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, announced on 27 June 2017 that it had received European Commission (EC) approval for its biosimilar etanercept product Erelzi.

FDA rejects pegfilgrastim biosimilar from Coherus

Coherus BioSciences (Coherus) announced on 12 June 2017 that it had received a complete response letter (CRL) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its candidate pegfilgrastim biosimilar, CHS‑1701.

EMA approval for adalimumab biosimilar Imraldi

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 23 June 2017 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for the adalimumab biosimilar Imraldi from Samsung Bioepis.

Adalimumab and infliximab biosimilars from Sandoz accepted for review by EMA

Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, announced on 31 May 2017 that the regulatory submissions for its proposed adalimumab (GP2017) and infliximab (PF‑06438179) biosimilars had been accepted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

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).