Biosimilars/News

China accepts IND application for daratumumab copy biological HLX15

Biosimilars/News | Posted 12/03/2021

China-based drugmaker Shanghai Henlius Biotech (Henlius) announced on 13 January 2021 that the investigational new drug (IND) application for its daratumumab copy biological, HLX15, had been accepted by China’s drug regulator, the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), allowing it to carry out clinical trials in the country.

Latest launches for adalimumab biosimilars in Canada and Japan

Biosimilars/News | Posted 05/03/2021

There has been a lot of news recently when it comes to adalimumab biosimilars. Sandoz, Fresenius Kabi, Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics/Mylan and Viatris have all announced launches of adalimumab biosimilars.

FDA accepts application for bevacizumab biosimilar BAT1706

Biosimilars/News | Posted 26/02/2021

China-based Bio-Thera Pharmaceuticals (Bio-Thera) announced on 28 January 2021 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted the Biologics License Application (BLA) for its proposed bevacizumab biosimilar, BAT1706.

Canada approves infliximab biosimilar Remsima SC

Biosimilars/News | Posted 19/02/2021

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the infliximab biosimilar Remsima SC for the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

Innovent starts phase II trial for ipilimumab copy biological

Biosimilars/News | Posted 19/02/2021

China-based Innovent Biologics (Innovent) announced on 11 December 2020 that the first patient had been successfully enrolled and dosed in the randomized, double-blind, phase II multicentre clinical trial (NCT04590599) evaluating its ipilimumab copy biological (IBI310) in combination with TYVYT (sintilimab) for the treatment of patients with second-line or above advanced cervical cancer.

EMA recommends approval of adalimumab biosimilar Yuflyma

Biosimilars/News | Posted 12/02/2021

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 11 December 2020 that it had recommended granting of marketing authorization for an adalimumab biosimilar.

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.

China extends indications for adalimumab and bevacizumab copy biologicals

Biosimilars/News | Posted 05/02/2021

Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Innovent Biologics (Innovent) announced that China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), has approved new indications for its adalimumab and bevacizumab copy biologicals.

Canada approves three teriparatide biosimilars in 2020

Biosimilars/News | Posted 05/02/2021

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the enoxaparin sodium biosimilars Apo-teriparatide, Teva-teriparatide and Osnuvo.

EMA recommends approval of insulin aspart biosimilar Kixelle

Biosimilars/News | Posted 29/01/2021

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 11 December 2020 that it had recommended granting of marketing authorization for an insulin aspart biosimilar.