Biosimilars/News

China approves bevacizumab copy biological Byvasda

Biosimilars/News | Posted 26/06/2020

China-based drugmaker Innovent Biologics (Innovent) announced on 19 June 2020 that China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), had approved Byvasda (IBI-305), a bevacizumab copy biological.

Canada approves pegfilgrastim biosimilar Ziextenzo

Biosimilars/News | Posted 26/06/2020

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the pegfilgrastim biosimilar Ziextenzo (LA-EP2006). The drug can be used to treat neutropenia (a lack of white blood cells) in cancer patients.

FDA approves insulin glargine biosimilar Semglee

Biosimilars/News | Posted 19/06/2020

US-based drugmaker Mylan and partner, India-based biologicals specialist Biocon, announced on 11 June 2020 that it had received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its insulin glargine biosimilar Semglee (MYL‑1501D).

Daewon launches teriparatide biosimilar in South Korea

Biosimilars/News | Posted 19/06/2020

South Korea-based Daewon Pharmaceutical (Daewon) announced that it has launched the teriparatide biosimilar Terrosa.

Fresenius Kabi’s pegfilgrastim biosimilar accepted for review by EMA and FDA

Biosimilars/News | Posted 12/06/2020

Fresenius Kabi, the generics unit of German healthcare giant Fresenius, announced on 22 and 27 May 2020 that the regulatory submissions for its proposed pegfilgrastim biosimilar (MSB11455) had been accepted by both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), respectively.

China accepts IND application for denosumab copy biological HLX14

Biosimilars/News | Posted 12/06/2020

China-based drugmaker Shanghai Henlius Biotech (Henlius) announced on 27 May 2020 that China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), had accepted an investigational new drug application (IND) for HLX4, a denosumab copy biological.

EMA recommends approval of trastuzumab biosimilar Zercepac

Biosimilars/News | Posted 05/06/2020

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 29 May 2020 that it had recommended granting of marketing authorization for a biosimilar trastuzumab product.

Teva launches rituximab biosimilar Truxima in US

Biosimilars/News | Posted 05/06/2020

Israeli generics giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) and partner, South Korean biotechnology company Celltrion, announced on 4 May 2020 that they had launched their rituximab biosimilar Truxima (TL011) in the US.

Trials of ustekinumab biosimilars advance

Biosimilars/News | Posted 29/05/2020

Japan-based Meiji Seika Pharma, together with the South Korean company Dong-A, have begun a phase I trial for their ustekinumab biosimilar. Meanwhile, the Australian firm NeuClone has reported results from the phase I trial of its ustekinumab biosimilar, NeuLara.

Canada approves rituximab biosimilars Riximyo and Ruxience

Biosimilars/News | Posted 22/05/2020

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the rituximab biosimilars Riximyo (GP2013) and Ruxience (PF-05280586) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis as well as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.