Biosimilars/News

FDA approves rituximab biosimilar Riabni

Biosimilars/News | Posted 29/01/2021

US-based biotech giant Amgen announced on 17 December 2020 that it had received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its rituximab biosimilar Riabni (ABP 798).

EMA recommends approval of adalimumab and insulin aspart biosimilars

Biosimilars/News | Posted 22/01/2021

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

Canada approves heparin biosimilars Redesca and Redesca HP

Biosimilars/News | Posted 22/01/2021

Canadian pharmaceuticals firm Valeo Pharma (Valeo) announced on 9 December 2020 that Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, had approved its low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) biosimilars Redesca and Redesca HP.

EC approval for pegfilgrastim biosimilar Nyvepria

Biosimilars/News | Posted 15/01/2021

The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for the pegfilgrastim biosimilar Nyvepria (PF-06881894), developed by US-based drugmaker Pfizer and its subsidiary Hospira.

China approves adalimumab copy biological HLX03

Biosimilars/News | Posted 08/01/2021

China-based drugmaker Shanghai Henlius Biotech (Henlius) announced on 7 December 2020 that China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), had approved its adalimumab copy biological HLX03.

EMA and FDA accept application for adalimumab biosimilar AVT02

Biosimilars/News | Posted 08/01/2021

Iceland-based biopharmaceutical company Alvotech announced on 19 November 2020 that its US subsidiary, Alvotech USA, had filed an application for its adalimumab biosimilar (AVT02). The company also announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) had accepted for review its application for AVT02 with an EMA decision anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2021.

EMA recommends approval of bevacizumab biosimilar Onbevzi

Biosimilars/News | Posted 11/12/2020

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 13 November 2020 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for the bevacizumab biosimilar Onbevzi.

EMA accepts application for bevacizumab biosimilar BAT1706

Biosimilars/News | Posted 04/12/2020

China-based Bio-Thera Pharmaceuticals (Bio-Thera) announced on 25 November 2020 that it had submitted an application for its proposed bevacizumab biosimilar, BAT1706, to the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Australia approves etanercept and insulin aspart biosimilars

Biosimilars/News | Posted 04/12/2020

Australia’s drug regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), announced in October 2020 the approval of etanercept and insulin aspart biosimilars.

FDA accepts application for ranibizumab biosimilar

Biosimilars/News | Posted 27/11/2020

Korea-based Samsung Bioepis (Samsung and Biogen’s joint venture) and partner US biotechnology company Biogen announced on 18 November 2020 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted the application for their proposed ranibizumab biosimilar (SB11).