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Canada approves heparin biosimilars Redesca and Redesca HP

Canadian pharmaceuticals firm Valeo Pharma (Valeo) announced on 9 December 2020 that Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, had approved its low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) biosimilars Redesca and Redesca HP.

EC approval for pegfilgrastim biosimilar Nyvepria

The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for the pegfilgrastim biosimilar Nyvepria (PF-06881894), developed by US-based drugmaker Pfizer and its subsidiary Hospira.

China approves adalimumab copy biological HLX03

China-based drugmaker Shanghai Henlius Biotech (Henlius) announced on 7 December 2020 that China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), had approved its adalimumab copy biological HLX03.

EMA and FDA accept application for adalimumab biosimilar AVT02

Iceland-based biopharmaceutical company Alvotech announced on 19 November 2020 that its US subsidiary, Alvotech USA, had filed an application for its adalimumab biosimilar (AVT02). The company also announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) had accepted for review its application for AVT02 with an EMA decision anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2021.

EMA recommends approval of bevacizumab biosimilar Onbevzi

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 13 November 2020 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for the bevacizumab biosimilar Onbevzi.

EMA accepts application for bevacizumab biosimilar BAT1706

China-based Bio-Thera Pharmaceuticals (Bio-Thera) announced on 25 November 2020 that it had submitted an application for its proposed bevacizumab biosimilar, BAT1706, to the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Australia approves etanercept and insulin aspart biosimilars

Australia’s drug regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), announced in October 2020 the approval of etanercept and insulin aspart biosimilars.

FDA accepts application for ranibizumab biosimilar

Korea-based Samsung Bioepis (Samsung and Biogen’s joint venture) and partner US biotechnology company Biogen announced on 18 November 2020 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted the application for their proposed ranibizumab biosimilar (SB11).

Canada approves enoxaparin biosimilars Inclunox and Noromby

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the enoxaparin sodium biosimilars Inclunox and Noromby.

Innovent and Eli Lilly receive approval for rituximab copy biological in China

Innovent Biologics and Eli Lilly have received joint marketing approval from the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) in China for their rituximab copy biological, Halpryza. 

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