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Phase III trials started for bevacizumab and natalizumab biosimilars

Phase III trials have started for proposed biosimilars of bevacizumab and natalizumab.

EC approval for subcutaneous infliximab biosimilar Remsima SC

South Korean biotechnology company Celltrion Healthcare (Celltrion) announced on 26 November 2019 that it had received European Commission (EC) approval for the subcutaneous (SC) formulation of its infliximab biosimilar (CT-P13) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Lupin to launch etanercept and pegfilgrastim biosimilars in the US

India-based generics maker Lupin, which is expecting European approval for its etanercept biosimilar in March 2020, has announced plans to launch the drug on the US market soon after, alongside a pegfilgrastim biosimilar.

FDA approves adalimumab biosimilar Abrilada

US-based pharma giant Pfizer announced on 18 November 2019 that it had received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its adalimumab biosimilar (PF 06410293).

Qilu starts phase III trial for denosumab copy biological

Chinese pharmaceutical company, Qilu Pharmaceutical (Qilu) is carrying out a phase III clinical trial for a copy biological of Amgen’s Prolia/Xgeva (denosumab).

Adalimumab copy biological accepted for review in China

China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), has accepted an application for the approval of adalimumab copy biological UBP1211.

Teriparatide biosimilar Terrosa launched in Europe

Hungary-based Gedeon Richter (Richter) announced on 20 August 2019 that it had launched its teriparatide biosimilar Terrosa in Europe immediately following the patent expiry of the reference product in August 2019.

FDA approves pegfilgrastim biosimilar Ziextenzo

Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, announced on 5 November 2019 that it had received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its pegfilgrastim biosimilar Ziextenzo (LA-EP2006).

Tanvex BioPharma’s filgrastim biosimilar comes under fire

Taiwan-based biosimilars developer Tanvex BioPharma (Tanvex) is having a rough time lately. In July 2019, Amgen filed an infringement lawsuit against the company regarding its filgrastim biosimilar, TX01. Then in September 2019, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected Tanvex’s application for approval of TX01.

Bevacizumab ‘similar biologic’ Versavo launched in India

India-based generics manufacturer Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (Dr Reddy’s) announced on 19 August 2019 that it had launched its bevacizumab ‘similar biologic’, Versavo (DRZ_BZ) in India.

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