FDA accepts application for adalimumab biosimilar CHS-1420

Biosimilars/News | Posted 09/04/2021

US-based Coherus BioSciences (Coherus) announced on 17 February 2021 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted the application for their proposed adalimumab biosimilar CHS-1420.

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’.

EC approval for insulin aspart biosimilar Kixelle

Biosimilars/News | Posted 26/03/2021

The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for the insulin aspart biosimilar Kixelle (MYL 1601D), developed by US-based drugmaker Mylan (now Viatris) and India-based biologicals specialist Biocon.

EC approves adalimumab biosimilar Yuflyma

Biosimilars/News | Posted 19/03/2021

On 15 February 2021, South Korea-based biotechnology company Celltrion Healthcare (Celltrion) announced that its adalimumab biosimilar, Yuflyma (CT P17), had received European Commission (EC) approval.

EMA recommends approval of four bevacizumab biosimilars

Biosimilars/News | Posted 12/03/2021

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 29 January 2021 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for the bevacizumab biosimilars Alymsys and Oyavas. Then on 26 February 2021, the agency announced that it had recommended approval of the bevacizumab biosimilars Abevmy and Lextemy.

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.