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Another adalimumab copy biological accepted for review in China

The China National Drug Administration (CNDA), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has accepted another application for approval of an adalimumab copy biological, this time from Innovent Biologics (Innovent).

FDA approves adalimumab and pegfilgrastim biosimilars

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on 30 October 2018 and on 2 November 2018 that it had approved adalimumab and pegfilgrastim biosimilars, respectively.

Adalimumab biosimilars Amgevita and Imraldi launched in Europe

In October 2018, two adalimumab biosimilars have been launched in the European Union (EU). Amgen announced the European launch of its adalimumab biosimilar, Amgevita and Biogen announced the launch of its adalimumab biosimilar Imraldi.

Trastuzumab similar biologic Hervycta launched in India

India-based generics manufacturer Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (Dr Reddy’s) announced on 26 July 2018 the launch of its product Hervycta, a ‘similar biologic’ of trastuzumab, in India.

Mylan gains nod for Ogivri and launches Hulio in Europe

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced at its meeting on 18 October 2018 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for the trastuzumab biosimilar Ogivri.

FDA reviews adalimumab biosimilar SB5

Samsung Bioepis announced on 27 September 2018 that the regulatory submission for its proposed adalimumab biosimilar (SB5) had been accepted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA advisers recommend approval of rituximab biosimilar CT-P10

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisers have voted unanimously to recommended approval for CT‑P10, a biosimilar version of Roche’s MabThera/Rituxan (rituximab). If approved by FDA, this would be the first rituximab biosimilar approved in the US.

Two darbepoetin alfa biosimilars submitted to Japan’s MHLW

Two South Korean firms have announced that they have submitted applications for approval of their proposed darbepoetin alfa biosmilars to Japan’s regulatory agency, the Ministry for Health Labour and Welfare (MHLW).

EC approval for adalimumab and pegfilgrastim biosimilars Hulio and Udenyca

In September 2018, adalimumab biosimilar, Hulio, and pegfilgrastim biosimilar, Udenyca, received European Commission (EC) approval.

EMA approves pegfilgrastim biosimilars Fulphila, Pelmeg and Ziextenzo

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 21 September 2018 that it had recommended granting of marketing authorizations for the pegfilgrastim biosimilars Fulphila, Pelmeg and Ziextenzo.