China approves Factor VIII copy biological Anjian

Biosimilars/News | Posted 05/11/2021

China-based drugmaker SinoCellTech (formerly known as Shenzhou Cell) announced on 23 July 2021 that China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), had approved its recombinant human coagulation factor VIII (susoctocog alfa) copy biological Anjian.

FDA approves adalimumab biosimilar Cyltezo as interchangeable

Biosimilars/News | Posted 29/10/2021

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first interchangeable adalimumab biosimilar. This is the second interchangeable biosimilar to gain FDA approval in the US and follows the landmark decision to approve an interchangeable insulin glargine biosimilar in July 2021 [1].

Bio-Thera and Samsung Bioepis start clinical trials for ustekinumab biosimilars

Biosimilars/News | Posted 29/10/2021

China’s Bio-Thera Solutions and South Korea’s Samsung Bioepis have begun phase III clinical trials for biosimilars to Janssen’s blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Stelara (ustekinumab).

Canada approves adalimumab and bevacizumab biosimilars

Biosimilars/News | Posted 22/10/2021

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the bevacizumab biosimilar Bambevi and the adalimumab biosimilar Abrilada (PF-06410293).

Bioeq submits application for ranibizumab biosimilar to FDA

Biosimilars/News | Posted 15/10/2021

A ranibizumab biosimilar developed by Swiss biotechnology company Bioeq AG (Bioeq) has been successfully submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for review.

CuraTeQ submits application to EMA for pegfilgrastim biosimilar

Biosimilars/News | Posted 08/10/2021

India-based generics maker Aurobindo Pharma (Aurobindo) announced on 22 September 2021 that its subsidiary CuraTeQ Biologics (CuraTeQ) had submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its pegfilgrastim biosimilar, BP14.

EMA recommends approval of two adalimumab biosimilars

Biosimilars/News | Posted 01/10/2021

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 17 September 2021 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for the adalimumab biosimilars Hukyndra and Libmyris.

EC and FDA approval for first ranibizumab biosimilar Byooviz

Biosimilars/News | Posted 24/09/2021

On 18 August 2021, the ranibizumab biosimilar Byooviz (SB11), produced by Samsung Bioepis and commercialized by Biogen, received European Commission (EC) approval. Then on 20 September 2021 the pair announced that Byooviz had also received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is the first ranibizumab biosimilar, or indeed ophthalmology biosimilar, to receive approval in either Europe or the US.

EC approval for insulin aspart biosimilar Kixelle

Biosimilars/News | Posted 26/03/2021

The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for the insulin aspart biosimilar Kixelle (MYL 1601D), developed by US-based drugmaker Mylan (now Viatris) and India-based biologicals specialist Biocon.

Canada approves insulin aspart biosimilar Trurapi

Biosimilars/News | Posted 12/02/2021

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the insulin aspart biosimilar Trurapi.