Canada approves insulin aspart biosimilar Trurapi

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

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Trurapi is a biosimilar of Novo Nordisk’s NovoRapid (insulin aspart). Insulin aspart is a type of manufactured insulin used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It has a more rapid onset and a shorter duration of activity than normal human insulin.

Sanofi’s Trurapi was approved by Health Canada on 15 October 2020 as a solution for subcutaneous injection at a dose of 100 units/mL. It is the first insulin aspart biosimilar to be approved in Canada and is also Sanofi’s first biosimilar to be approved in the country.

Sanofi has also gained approval for its insulin aspart biosimilar in Australia, where it is called Truvelog [1], and in Europe, where it is called Insulin aspart Sanofi [2].

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1. GaBI Online - Generics and Biosimilars Initiative. Australia approves etanercept and insulin aspart biosimilars []. Mol, Belgium: Pro Pharma Communications International; [cited 2021 Feb 12]. Available from: 
2. GaBI Online - Generics and Biosimilars Initiative. EC approval for Sanofi’s insulin aspart biosimilar []. Mol, Belgium: Pro Pharma Communications International; [cited 2021 Feb 12]. Available from: 

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Posted 23/02/2023 by ROBERT CHARPENTIER

why does this bio similar take almost twice as much to work than the Novorapid?

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