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Trastuzumab similar biologic Hervycta launched in India

India-based generics manufacturer Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (Dr Reddy’s) announced on 26 July 2018 the launch of its product Hervycta, a ‘similar biologic’ of trastuzumab, in India.

Mylan gains nod for Ogivri and launches Hulio in Europe

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced at its meeting on 18 October 2018 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for the trastuzumab biosimilar Ogivri.

FDA reviews adalimumab biosimilar SB5

Samsung Bioepis announced on 27 September 2018 that the regulatory submission for its proposed adalimumab biosimilar (SB5) had been accepted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA advisers recommend approval of rituximab biosimilar CT-P10

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisers have voted unanimously to recommended approval for CT‑P10, a biosimilar version of Roche’s MabThera/Rituxan (rituximab). If approved by FDA, this would be the first rituximab biosimilar approved in the US.

EC approval for adalimumab and pegfilgrastim biosimilars Hulio and Udenyca

In September 2018, adalimumab biosimilar, Hulio, and pegfilgrastim biosimilar, Udenyca, received European Commission (EC) approval.

EMA approves pegfilgrastim biosimilars Fulphila, Pelmeg and Ziextenzo

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 21 September 2018 that it had recommended granting of marketing authorizations for the pegfilgrastim biosimilars Fulphila, Pelmeg and Ziextenzo.

Adalimumab copy biologicals accepted for review in China

China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has accepted applications for approval of adalimumab copy biologicals from Hisun Pharma (Hisun) and Bio‑Thera Solutions (Bio‑Thera).

Adalimumab and trastuzumab biosimilars gain EC approval

A trastuzumab biosimilar from Pfizer and three adalimumab biosimilars from Sandoz have been approved by the European Commission (EC).

Japan approves first darbepoetin alfa biosimilar

Japan-based Kyowa Hakko Kirin announced on 16 August 2018 that it had gained Japanese approval for its darbepoetin alfa biosimilar.

Trastuzumab and Bevacizumab products approved in Australia and Argentina

Australia has approved a trastuzumab biosimilar and Argentina has approved a bevacizumab medicamento biológico similar.