Biosimilars/News

Canada approves insulin aspart biosimilar Trurapi

Biosimilars/News | Posted 12/02/2021

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the insulin aspart biosimilar Trurapi.

China extends indications for adalimumab and bevacizumab copy biologicals

Biosimilars/News | Posted 05/02/2021

Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Innovent Biologics (Innovent) announced that China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), has approved new indications for its adalimumab and bevacizumab copy biologicals.

Canada approves three teriparatide biosimilars in 2020

Biosimilars/News | Posted 05/02/2021

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the enoxaparin sodium biosimilars Apo-teriparatide, Teva-teriparatide and Osnuvo.

EMA recommends approval of insulin aspart biosimilar Kixelle

Biosimilars/News | Posted 29/01/2021

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

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.