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EMA approval for biosimilar insulin glargine Semglee

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 25 January 2018 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for the insulin glargine biosimilar Semglee.

Denosumab biosimilar being developed in Australia

Australian biologicals company NeuClone disclosed on 5 January 2018 the fifth biosimilar candidate that the company is developing in its pipeline of monoclonal antibody (mAb) products. The product is a biosimilar candidate for denosumab and is currently in preclinical development.

EC approval for bevacizumab biosimilar Mvasi

Biotech giant Amgen announced on 18 January 2018 that it had received European Commission (EC) approval for its biosimilar bevacizumab product Mvasi (ABP 215).

FDA accepts applications for adalimumab and trastuzumab biosimilars

Samsung Bioepis and Sandoz announced on 20 December 2017 and 16 January 2018, respectively, that the regulatory submissions for their proposed trastuzumab (SB3) and adalimumab (GP2017) biosimilars had been accepted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

EMA accepts application for pegfilgrastim biosimilar from USV

India-based biologicals specialist USV Biologics (USV) announced on 7 December 2017 that the application for approval for its proposed pegfilgrastim biosimilar has been accepted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Trastuzumab biosimilars receive EMA and ANVISA approval

Trastuzumab products from Celltrion Healthcare (Celltrion) and Biocon/Mylan have received approval in Europe and Brazil.

FDA approves follow-on insulin lispro Admelog

Pharma giant Sanofi announced on 11 December 2017 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved its follow-on version of Eli Lilly’s Humalog (insulin lispro).

FDA approves biosimilar infliximab Ixifi

Pfizer announced on 13 December 2017 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved its biosimilar version of Johnson & Johnson and Merck’s Regicide (infliximab).

Bevacizumab similar biologic launched in India

India-based biologicals specialist Biocon announced on 23 November 2017 the launch of its product Krabeva, a ‘similar biologic’ of bevacizumab, in India.

FDA approves trastuzumab biosimilar Ogivri

On 1 December 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its first trastuzumab biosimilar.