Biosimilars/News

Canada approves adalimumab biosimilars Simlandi and Yuflyma

Biosimilars/News | Posted 21/01/2022

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the adalimumab biosimilars Simlandi (AVT02) and Yuflyma (CT-P17).

Canada approves filgrastim biosimilar Nypozi

Biosimilars/News | Posted 14/01/2022

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the filgrastim biosimilar Nypozi (TX01). The drug can be used to treat neutropenia (a lack of white blood cells) in cancer patients.

Etanercept biosimilars delayed until 2029 in US

Biosimilars/News | Posted 14/01/2022

Yet another patent challenge to Amgen’s originator etanercept, Enbrel, has been denied in the US.

New Zealand announces funding for adalimumab biosimilar

Biosimilars/News | Posted 17/12/2021

New Zealand has announced that, in order to widen access to adalimumab, it will now fund the adalimumab biosimilar Amgevita.

China approves three bevacizumab copy biologicals

Biosimilars/News | Posted 10/12/2021

China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has approved three bevacizumab.

Celltrion seeks approval for bevacizumab biosimilar in Europe, US and Korea

Biosimilars/News | Posted 03/12/2021

South Korean biotechnology company Celltrion announced in October 2021 that it had applied for marketing approval for its candidate bevacizumab biosimilar (CT P16) in Europe, Korea and the US.

Adalimumab biosimilar launched in Japan

Biosimilars/News | Posted 03/12/2021

Japan-based Mochida Pharmaceutical (Mochida) announced on 25 November 2021 that its adalimumab biosimilar had been launched in Japan following the listing of the drug on the National Health Insurance (NHI).

China accepts Bio-Thera’s application for tocilizumab copy biological BAT1806

Biosimilars/News | Posted 26/11/2021

China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has accepted a marketing authorization application for Bio-Thera Solutions’ (Bio-Thera) copy biological of tocilizumab, an immunosuppressant used in the treatment of arthritis.

Australia’s PBAC recommends unrestricted benefit listing for rituximab biosimilars

Biosimilars/News | Posted 19/11/2021

Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has recommended that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing for the rituximab biosimilars Riximyo and Truxima be changed to ‘Unrestricted Benefit listings’.

Canada approves filgrastim and insulin aspart biosimilars Nypozi and Kirsty

Biosimilars/News | Posted 12/11/2021

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the filgrastim and insulin aspart biosimilars Nypozi and Kirsty.