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

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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]. 

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SER would bring to the Biobadamérica project its experience with Biobadaser (the Spanish registry of adverse events of biological therapies in rheumatic diseases created in 2000), as well as the structure of a fully consolidated database that has been extensively tested in Spain.

The Biobadamérica project implies the collaboration of researchers from Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay, with Colombia and Chile expected to join.

The main objectives of Biobadamérica are:

  1. To collect the highest number of patient data
  2. To put professionals from different countries in contact with each other
  3. To encourage the publication of scientific articles

As Dr Federico Díaz, Director of the SER Research Unit and rheumatologist at the University Hospital of the Canary Islands, announced in a meeting with the SER in 2016, 'this scientific collaboration has already enabled the production of joint publications, and further cooperation is expected to be developed between countries participating in the project to improve the experience in terms of safety and effectiveness with the use of biological and biosimilar drugs for the treatment of rheumatic diseases'.

Editor’s comment
Readers interested to learn more about the implementation of a treatment registry for a biosimilar in Argentina are invited to visit to view the following manuscript published in GaBI Journal:

Implementing a treatment registry for a biosimilar: continuous safety surveillance of the biosimilar Bevax® (bevacizumab) in Argentina

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Source: Sociedad Española de Reumatología

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