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.

Positive phase III results for omalizumab copy biological

Biosimilars/News | Posted 27/05/2016

US-based biopharmaceutical company Sorrento Therapeutics (Sorrento) announced on 16 May 2016 that its partner, MabTech had successfully completed a combined phase II and III clinical trial in China for STI-004, a copy biological for omalizumab (Xolair). STI 004 met its primary endpoint in a multicentre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical study.

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).

Australian and Indian approval for teriparatide products

Biosimilars/News | Posted 02/04/2021

Australia’s drug regulatory agency, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), has approved a teriparatide biosimilar and the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved a teriparatide ‘similar biologic’.

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’.