Sandoz makes biological deal in China

INICIO/Noticias Farmacéuticas | Posted 22/02/2019 post-comment0 Post your comment

Sandoz has made a deal for copy biological in China in December 2018, and received approval of an extra indication for its biosimilar etanercept in January 2019.

Shaking hands V13D29

Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, announced on 19 December 2018 that it had entered into an agreement with China-based Gan & Lee to commercialize its biosimilar insulins used in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Sandoz says its biosimilars are currently in early and clinical stages of development for the European Union (EU), United States (US) and other key territories.

Gan & Lee is a leading insulin supplier with more than 20 years’ experience in insulins and production capacity. The deal aims to bring to market biosimilars of glargine, lispro and aspart.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sandoz will be responsible for commercializing the biosimilars in the EU, US, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Gan & Lee will be responsible for manufacturing and development, with support from Sandoz, and has to adhere to the stringent manufacturing requirements established for Sandoz biosimilars.

Sandoz has also received approval from Health Canada for an extra indication for another of its biosimilars. On 21 January 2019, Sandoz Canada announced that it had received approval from Health Canada for Erelzi (etanercept) in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis in adult patients.

Sandoz also made a deal with Indian similar biologics’ developer Biocon in January 2018 [1]. Biocon’s insulin glargine biosimilar, Semglee (MYL 1501D), was approved by the European Commission (EC) in March 2018 [2], while its insulin lispro product is still under development.

Related articles
Biosimilars of insulin lispro

Biosimilars of insulin glargine

1. GaBI Online - Generics and Biosimilars Initiative. Biocon and Sandoz join forces for global next-generation biosimilars []. Mol, Belgium: Pro Pharma Communications International; [cited 2019 Feb 22]. Available from:
2. GaBI Online - Generics and Biosimilars Initiative. Insulin biosimilar Semglee gains EC and Australian approval []. Mol, Belgium: Pro Pharma Communications International; [cited 2019 Feb 22]. Available from:

Permission granted to reproduce for personal and non-commercial use only. All other reproduction, copy or reprinting of all or part of any ‘Content’ found on this website is strictly prohibited without the prior consent of the publisher. Contact the publisher to obtain permission before redistributing.

Copyright – Unless otherwise stated all contents of this website are © 2019 Pro Pharma Communications International. All Rights Reserved.

Source: Sandoz

comment icon Comments (0)
Post your comment
Related content
El recorrido del biológico de continuación Pectuna (pertuzumab) en Irán
Cancer Cell V13I20
INICIO/Noticias Farmacéuticas Posted 29/02/2024
Fiocruz y Pfizer firman un acuerdo para el genérico de Xeljanz
Remicade V13F28
INICIO/Noticias Farmacéuticas Posted 30/01/2024
Genfar: La nueva marca de genéricos de Eurofarma en América Latina
10 AA008993
INICIO/Noticias Farmacéuticas Posted 12/12/2023
Most viewed articles
Sobre GaBI
INICIO/Sobre GaBI Posted 06/08/2009
EU guidelines for biosimilars
EMA logo 1 V13C15
INICIO/Directrices Posted 08/10/2010