Amgevita approved in Colombia

Biosimilars/News | Posted 17/04/2020

Colombia’s National Institute of Food and Drug Monitoring (INVIMA – Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos) has approved the first adalimumab producto bioterapéutico similar (similar biotherapeutic product).

Mabion withdraws application for rituximab biosimilar in EU

Biosimilars/News | Posted 17/04/2020

 Polish biologicals company Mabion Spolka Akcyjna (Mabion) has withdrawn its duplicate applications for its rituximab biosimilar, MabionCD20.

Non-originator biologicals approved in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Biosimilars/News | Posted 10/04/2020

Russian biotechnology company Biocad announced on 30 March 2020 that it had received approval for two of its anticancer non-originator biologicals in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

EMA recommends approval of etanercept biosimilar Nepexto

Biosimilars/News | Posted 03/04/2020

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 27 March 2020 that it had recommended granting of marketing authorization for a biosimilar etanercept product.

Denosumab copy biological clinical trial application accepted in China

Biosimilars/News | Posted 27/03/2020

China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), has accepted a clinical trial application of denosumab copy biological HLX14.

Celltrion/Teva launch trastuzumab biosimilar Herzuma in US

Biosimilars/News | Posted 27/03/2020

Celltrion and Teva announced in March 2020 that they have launched their trastuzumab biosimilar Herzuma (trastuzumab-pkrb) in the US. Herzuma can be used to treat breast and gastric cancer and has recently been approved in Canada [1].

Celltrion launches infliximab biosimilar Remsima SC in Europe

Biosimilars/News | Posted 20/03/2020

In a successful time for Celltrion Healthcare (Celltrion), the company has launched their infliximab biosimilar Remsima in Germany and the UK.

Amgen starts phase III trial for aflibercept biosimilar

Biosimilars/News | Posted 13/03/2020

US-based biotech giant Amgen is initiating a phase III clinical trial for a biosimilar of Regeneron’s Eylea (aflibercept).

FDA accepts application for Mylan’s bevacizumab biosimilar

Biosimilars/News | Posted 06/03/2020

US-based drugmaker Mylan announced on 27 February 2020 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted its application for its bevacizumab biosimilar (MYL 1402O).

Bio-Thera launches first adalimumab copy biological in China

Biosimilars/News | Posted 21/02/2020

Bio-Thera Solutions (Bio-Thera) announced in January 2020 the launch of the first adalimumab copy biological in China. The drug can be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and plaque psoriasis and will be marketed as Qletli.