With almost three decades of recombinant protein production experience, Novartis is now seeing its work paying off as its biosimilars grew by 23% over the same quarter last year to $420m (€310.5m) in Q2.
The fight over how biosimilars should be named in the US just got more tense as a group of pharmacists, pension systems and the Generic Pharmaceutical Association are calling for a system similar to what’s used in the EU, with the same INNs (international...
The EU’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion and recommended granting a marketing authorisation to Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly’s biosimilar insulin treatment for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients.
US states continue to form disparate views of how to deal with biosimilars as Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) signed into law last week a bill that would require pharmacists to notify prescribers if a biosimilar is substituted for a biologic.
The FDA has finally released its biosimilar draft guidance for industry, which details how it will evaluate comparative analytical characterization of the biosimilar in relation to the reference product.
The latest generation of “biobetters” which are engineered to be more effective than branded biologics are hitting the market before biosimilars and could make development of the latter pointless, an expert has said.
As the race to develop mAbs (monocolonal antibodies) heats up and companies vie for the elusive seven years exclusivity that comes with an orphan drug designation, the US FDA is now offering guidance on when two mAbs should be viewed as the same.
As Celltrion anticipates applying for US FDA approval for its Remsima biosimilar in the first half of 2014, the company this week filed suit in US District Court in Massachusetts against Janssen seeking to invalidate patents that would stop such a launch.
The biosimilar market is expected to ramp up in Asia and Europe, even as it’s yet to be initiated in the US, with AbbVie, Amgen and Roche’s blockbuster biologics the most threatened, Moody's Investors Service says in a new report.
Most EU member states “strongly supported” the idea that biosimilars should be closely aligned with their reference products, according to a summary of the European Commission’s pharmaceutical committee meeting released Monday.
Politics might not be the only obstacle in getting biosimilars approved in the US, though much of the rest of the world seems intent on obtaining approvals as fast as possible, according to a new report from research company Frost & Sullivan.
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has called on the US FDA to prevent biosimilars being given the same non-proprietary names as their original biologics, while the European Generics Association maintains the practice is “proven to be safe” and “supported...