EMA recommends approval of ustekinumab biosimilar Pyzchiva

Biosimilars/News | Posted 22/03/2024

On 22 February 2024, the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorization for the medicinal product Pyzchiva (ustekinumab), a biosimilar of reference product Stelara.

FDA approves interchangeable adalimumab biosimilar Simlandi

Biosimilars/News | Posted 11/03/2024

On 23 February 2024, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Alvotech and Teva’s Simlandi (adalimumab-ryvk) injection as an interchangeable biosimilar to AbbVie’s Humira (adalimumab).

EC approval of ranibizumab biosimilar Rimmyrah

Biosimilars/News | Posted 07/03/2024

The European Commission (EC) granted marketing authorization for ranibizumab biosimilar Rimmyrah on 5 January 2024. The biosimilar was developed by Qilu Pharma.

FDA BLA updates from Celltrion and Accord

Biosimilars/News | Posted 29/02/2024

In January 2024, Celltrion submitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for CT-P47, a biosimilar candidate of the reference product Actemra ( tocilizumab). In addition, Accord BioPharma, announced that the FDA accepted its BLA for DMB-311, a biosimilar to Stelara (ustekinumab), approved for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. 

FDA approves pegfilgrastim biosimilar Udenyca OnBody autoinjector

Biosimilars/News | Posted 06/02/2024

On 26 December 2023, Coherus BioSciences announced the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of Udenyca OnBody, an on-body injector (OBI) presentation of Udenyca (pegfilgrastim-cbqv), a pegfilgrastim biosimilar administered the day after chemotherapy to decrease the incidence of infection as manifested by febrile neutropenia.

FDA approves bevacizumab biosimilar Avzivi

Biosimilars/News | Posted 30/01/2024

On 6 December 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved China–based manufacturer Bio-Thera Solutions’  bevacizumab biosimilar (BAT1706), Avzivi (bevacizumab-tnjn). This product will be marketed globally by Sandoz.

FDA approves first tocilizumab biosimilar Tofidence

Biosimilars/News | Posted 17/10/2023

On 29 September 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Tofidence (tocilizumab-bavi) as the first biosimilar to Actemra (tocilizumab). Tofidence is first-of-its-kind biosimilar tocilizumab to receive approval in the US.

EC approval of trastuzumab biosimilar Herwenda

Biosimilars/News | Posted 23/01/2024

The European Commission (EC) granted marketing authorization for trastuzumab biosimilar Herwenda on 15 November 2023. The biosimilar of Herwenda is developed by EirGenix, Inc.

EC approval of first ustekinumab biosimilar Uzpruvo

Biosimilars/News | Posted 16/01/2024

On 5 January 2024, the European Commission (EC) granted marketing authorization for the first ustekinumab biosimilar Uzpruvo (AVT04). The biosimilar of Uzpruvo is developed by Iceland-based biosimilar manufacturer Alvotech.

Alvotech: rejection AVT02 in the US and new partnerships with Prolifarma and Advanz Pharma

Biosimilars/News | Posted 03/08/2023

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected Alvotech’s biologicals licence application (BLA) for their biosimilar adalimumab AVT02 in June 2023. Alvotech has also formed new partnerships with Prolifarma and Advanz Pharma for proposed biosimilars to Eylea (aflibercept) and Xolair (omalizumab), respectively.