Coherus: lowest price adalimumab biosimilars announced

Biosimilars/News | Posted 28/07/2023

Coherus BioSciences has announced that it will launch Yusimry, its adalimumab biosimilar, at the lowest price announced to date in the US. 

Celltrion: advances for Yuflyma and Vegzelma biosimilars

Biosimilars/News | Posted 20/06/2023

In the first half of 2023, South-Korea based Celltrion Biologics announced the approval of their Yuflyma (adalimumab-aaty) biosimilar in the US, the winning of a bid to supply Italy and Belgium with bevacizumab biosimilar Vegzelma.

Alkem launches first cetuximab similar biologic in India

Biosimilars/News | Posted 13/06/2023

In May 2023, Alkem Oncology announced the launch of Cetuxa, the fist similar biologic of cetuximab used in the treatment of head and neck cancer. The cetuximab originator was developed by Merck and is sold under the brand name Erbitux.

EMA recommends approval of eculizumab biosimilar Epysqli

Biosimilars/News | Posted 30/05/2023

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 31 March 2023 that it had adopted a positive opinion for Epysqli.

Advances for STADA-Xbrane’s Ximluci in Europe, the UK and the US

Biosimilars/News | Posted 04/05/2023

The STADA and Xbrane co-developed Ximluci, ranibizumab biosimilar is to launch in Europe and will now also be available on the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). In addition, the partners have submitted their Biologics License Application (BLA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

US and EC approvals for Hyrimoz, US approval for Udenyca autoinjector

Biosimilars/News | Posted 14/04/2023

In March 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sandoz’s Hyrimoz biosimilar, a citrate-free high-concentration formulation (HCF) of adalimumab, as well as Coherus Biosciences’ (Coherus) innovative single-dose, prefilled autoinjector presentation of Udenyca (pegfilgrastim-cbqv).

Biosimilar launches in Canada and US: Byooviz and Stimufend

Biosimilars/News | Posted 31/03/2023

In Canada, Biogen announced that their Byooviz (ranibizumab) injection, a biosimilar of Lucentis, is available as of March 2023. In the preceding month, Fresenius Kabi launched Stimufend (pegfilgrastim-fpgk), a biosimilar of Amgen’s Neulasta, in the US.

EMA recommends approval of eculizumab biosimilar Bekemv

Biosimilars/News | Posted 23/03/2023

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 24 February 2023 that it had recommended granting of marketing authorization for the eculizumab biosimilar Bekemv.

China approves tocilizumab copy biological BAT1806

Biosimilars/News | Posted 16/03/2023

In January 2023, Bio-Thera Solutions announced that the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) approved BAT1806, a biosimilar of Actemra (tocilizumab), in China. This is the world’s first tocilizumab copy biological/biosimilar to be approved.

FDA accepts application for denosumab biosimilar GP2411

Biosimilars/News | Posted 09/03/2023

Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, announced on 6 February 2023 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its Biologics License Application (BLA) for a proposed denosumab biosimilar (GP2411).