Biosimilars/General

Biosimilars approved in South Korea

Biosimilars/General | Posted 14/03/2014

Last update: 26 March 2021

In South Korea, the regulatory body for the approval of medicines, including biologicals and biosimilars, is the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), formerly the Korean Food and Drug Administration.

IVM releases toolbox on how to switch patients to insulin biosimilars

Biosimilars/General | Posted 19/03/2021

The Dutch Instituut voor Verantwoord Medicijngebruik (Institute for Responsible Medicines Use, IVM) has released a toolbox for healthcare providers on how to switch patients to insulin biosimilars.

Biosimilars approved in Japan

Biosimilars/General | Posted 07/03/2014

Last update: 12 March 2021

In Japan, the regulatory body for the approval of medicines, including biologicals, is the Ministry for Health Labour and Welfare (MHLW).

Biosimilar patent litigation trends in the US

Biosimilars/General | Posted 05/03/2021

According to authors from Law360 the trend in biosimilar patent litigation cases has been downward, with many cases being resolved and only five cases still pending as of 31 December 2020 [1].

Biosimilars approved in the US

Biosimilars/General | Posted 14/08/2015

Last update: 5 March 2021

In the US, a legal framework for approving biosimilars was established in 2009, via the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCI Act).

Biosimilar approvals and launches in the US

Biosimilars/General | Posted 26/02/2021

An examination of biosimilar approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compared to launches was carried out by authors from Law360 [1].

Biosimilars approved in Australia

Biosimilars/General | Posted 21/02/2014

Last update: 26 February 2021

In Australia, the legal framework for approving medicines was established via the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

Biosimilar approvals and patent litigation in the US

Biosimilars/General | Posted 19/02/2021

Authors from Law360 have examined biosimilar approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCI Act) and ensuing patent litigation actions. They also discuss why the lack of new approvals and litigation in 2020 does not suggest reduced interest in biosimilars but signals a new wave of biosimilars on the horizon [1].

Biosimilars of bevacizumab

Biosimilars/General | Posted 02/06/2014

Last update: 5 February 2021

Bevacizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody. It inhibits angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels) by blocking the action of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A). Bevacizumab can therefore slow the growth of new blood vessels in tumours and is used to treat various cancers, including colorectal, lung, breast, glioblastoma, kidney and ovarian.

Biosimilars of adalimumab

Biosimilars/General | Posted 03/10/2014

Last update: 29 January 2021

Adalimumab is a human monoclonal antibody that treats autoimmune diseases by inhibiting tumour necrosis factor (TNF); a soluble inflammatory cytokine. Adalimumab binds to TNF-alpha (TNF-α), preventing it from activating TNF receptors, which cause the inflammatory reactions associated with autoimmune diseases. Adalimumab is indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid, juvenile idiopathic and psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis and ulcerative colitis.