Biosimilars/News

EC and FDA approval for first ranibizumab biosimilar Byooviz

Biosimilars/News | Posted 24/09/2021

On 18 August 2021, the ranibizumab biosimilar Byooviz (SB11), produced by Samsung Bioepis and commercialized by Biogen, received European Commission (EC) approval. Then on 20 September 2021 the pair announced that Byooviz had also received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is the first ranibizumab biosimilar, or indeed ophthalmology biosimilar, to receive approval in either Europe or the US.

Bevacizumab biosimilars launched in Spain and Korea

Biosimilars/News | Posted 17/09/2021

New bevacizumab biosimilars have been launched in Spain and South Korea.

Mabpharm gains approval for infliximab biobetter in China

Biosimilars/News | Posted 10/09/2021

US-based biopharmaceutical company Sorrento Therapeutics (Sorrento) announced on 20 July 2021 that its partner, China-based Mabpharm, had received marketing approval from China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), for its infliximab ‘biobetter’ (CMAB008).

Formycon/Bioeq submit European marketing authorization for ranibizumab biosimilar

Biosimilars/News | Posted 03/09/2021

German-headquartered companies Formycon and Bioeq have announced a European marketing authorization application for their ranibizumab biosimilar, FYB201.

Human insulin ‘similar biologic’ InsuTrend launched in India

Biosimilars/News | Posted 27/08/2021

India-based company Anthem Biosciences (AnthemBio) announced that it has launched its human insulin ‘similar biologic’ InsuTrend in India.

EMA recommends approval of Samsung Bioepis/Biogen’s ranibizumab biosimilar Byooviz

Biosimilars/News | Posted 16/07/2021

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has given a positive opinion for the ranibizumab biosimilar Byooviz (SB11), produced by Samsung Bioepis and commercialized by Biogen.

Canada approves rituximab biosimilar Riabni

Biosimilars/News | Posted 09/07/2021

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the rituximab biosimilar Riabni for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis as well as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Canada approves pegfilgrastim biosimilar Nyvepria

Biosimilars/News | Posted 02/07/2021

Canada’s drug regulator, Health Canada, has approved the filgrastim biosimilar Nyvepria (PF-06881894). The drug can be used to treat neutropenia (a lack of white blood cells) in cancer patients.

FDA accepts application for Lupin’s pegfilgrastim biosimilar

Biosimilars/News | Posted 21/06/2021

India-based generics manufacturer Lupin Pharmaceuticals (Lupin) announced on 2 June 2021 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted the application for approval for its proposed pegfilgrastim biosimilar.

Trastuzumab emtansine ‘similar biologic’ Ujvira launched in India

Biosimilars/News | Posted 11/06/2021

India-based generics manufacturer Zydus Cadila (Zydus) announced on 24 May 2021 the launch of its trastuzumab emtansine ‘similar biologic’ Ujvira in India. The launch, according to Zydus ‘marks the world’s first biosimilar antibody drug conjugate (ADC) of trastuzumab emtansine’.