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EMA definitions of generics and biosimilars Biosimilars/General | Posted 21/10/2011

Confusion surrounding terms used in the global field of generics and biosimilars is a recognised problem. The members of the Biosimilar Medicinal Products Working Party at EMA have recently express...

Biocon announces Malaysia manufacturing plant Biosimilars/News | Posted 21/10/2011

Biocon, a global biopharmaceutical company with high-tech manufacturing and research arms, announced in September 2011 ‘project commencement for its first high-end biopharmaceutical manufacturing a...

Aurobindo forms generics joint venture with Russia’s Diod Pharma News | Posted 21/10/2011

India-based Aurobindo Pharma (Aurobindo) announced on 7 September 2011 that it had formed a joint venture with Russian company Ojsc Diod (Diod) to manufacture and sell pharmaceutical products in Be...

Cheap biosimilars to come from India and China Biosimilars/News | Posted 21/10/2011

On 19-20 September 2011, the United Nations (UN) held a High-Level Meeting to develop a global strategy to fight non-communicable diseases, ‘principally cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic re...

Biotech pipeline and biosimilars Biosimilars/Research | Posted 14/10/2011

There are more than 200 new biotechnology products in the pipeline (phase II to registered), all of which could be future targets for biosimilars. However, around 60% of these products concern mech...

A snapshot of interesting new approvals by FDA Biosimilars/News | Posted 14/10/2011

New approvals by FDA look set reach record levels in 2011. Some noteworthy drugs already approved in 2011 are discussed below.

Biosimilars or biobetters–what does the future hold Biosimilars/Research | Posted 14/10/2011

Biosuperiors or biobetters are improvements to originator biological molecules, whereas biosimilars are structural imitations of the originator. But how will the pharma industry choose to pursue th...

Biobetter of trastuzumab on the horizon Biosimilars/General | Posted 14/10/2011

TrasGEX, which is currently under development by German biopharma company Glycotope, is shaping up to be an improved version (or biobetter) of Roche’s blockbuster cancer drug Herceptin (trastuzumab...