Biosimilars/General

Diferencias entre los medicamentos genéricos y los biosimilares

Biosimilars/General | Posted 16/07/2021

Medicamento biosimilar se usa para referirse a aquel medicamento biológico que ha demostrado ser altamente similar al medicamento de referencia, en cuanto a sus propiedades físicas, químicas y biológicas, habiendo esto sido demostrado por ejercicios comparativos analíticos y clínicos rigurosos. 

Biosimilar pipelines for South Korean firms: LG Chem and GC Pharma

Biosimilars/General | Posted 09/07/2021

Biosimilar makers from South Korea are making their mark, not only in South Korea, but around the world when it comes to biosimilars. Celltrion Healthcare (Celltrion) and Samsung Bioepis (Samsung and Biogen’s joint venture) are already becoming major players in the world of biosimilars. While, other Korean companies, such as LG Chem Life Sciences (LG Chem) and GC Pharma (formerly Green Cross) are also expanding their biosimilar pipelines.

US biosimilars information guides and support for cancer biosimilars

Biosimilars/General | Posted 02/07/2021

Pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, and the Cancer Support Community, in the US, have published guides to biosimilars. In addition, Pfizer is collaborating with The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) to fund projects to support innovation related to appropriate biosimilar adoption in oncology.

Biobadamérica promotes the use of biological and biosimilar drugs in Latin America

Biosimilars/General | Posted 25/06/2021

In 2007, the Spanish Society of Rheumatology (Sociedad Española de Reumatología, SER) created the Biobadamérica, an international collaborative project to promote the implementation of national safety registries for the use of biological and biosimilar drugs in Latin American countries [1]. 

The role of the patient in treatments with biosimilars in Argentina

Biosimilars/General | Posted 21/06/2021

This is how Dr Eduardo Mysler, Medical Director for the Research Medical Organization (OMI) and rheumatology specialist with a long research career reflects that ‘patients have to understand all the details of their disease’.

US Supreme Court rejects Enbrel patent challenge from Sandoz

Biosimilars/General | Posted 11/06/2021

The US Supreme Court has declined to review a patent challenge from Sandoz on Amgen’s blockbuster anti-inflammatory, Enbrel (etanercept). This means Sandoz will not be able to launch its etanercept biosimilar, Erelzi (etanercept-szzs), on the US market until 2029. 

Biosimilar pipelines for South Korean firms: Celltrion and Samsung Bioepis

Biosimilars/General | Posted 04/06/2021

Biosimilars are becoming more important around the world and Korean companies, such as Celltrion Healthcare (Celltrion) and Samsung Bioepis (Samsung and Biogen’s joint venture), are fast becoming major players both in Korea but also worldwide.

Dramatic price reduction of trastuzumab in Malaysia

Biosimilars/General | Posted 07/06/2019

The price of the cancer drug trastuzumab has dropped by more than half in Malaysia following a recent tender to the Ministry of Health.

Biosimilar pipelines for South Korean firms: Chong Kun Dang, DM Bio and HK inno.N

Biosimilars/General | Posted 31/05/2021

South Korea is becoming a more and more important spot on the map when it comes to biosimilars. Although Celltrion Healthcare (Celltrion) and Samsung Bioepis (Samsung and Biogen’s joint venture) are leading the way in Korea and worldwide, other Korean companies, such as Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical (Chong Kun Dang), DM Bio (joint venture between Dong-A ST and Meiji Holdings) and HK inno.N (previously CJ Healthcare), are also expanding their biosimilar pipelines.

Approved biosimilars for South Korean firms: Celltrion and Samsung Bioepis

Biosimilars/General | Posted 21/05/2021

Korean companies, such as Celltrion Healthcare (Celltrion) and Samsung Bioepis (Samsung and Biogen’s joint venture), are becoming more and more important both in the country and worldwide when it comes to developing biosimilars.