Biosimilar makers from South Korea are making their mark, not only in South Korea, but around the world when it comes to biosimilars. Celltrion Healthcare (Celltrion) and Samsung Bioepis (Samsung and Biogen’s joint venture) are already becoming major players in the world of biosimilars. While, other Korean companies, such as LG Chem Life Sciences (LG Chem) and GC Pharma (formerly Green Cross) are also expanding their biosimilar pipelines.
Biosimilar pipelines for South Korean firms: LG Chem and GC Pharma
Biosimilars/General | Posted 09/07/2021 0 Post your comment
LG Chem has two biosimilars, one of which, Eucept (etanercept) is already approved in both Japan and South Korea. While LG Pharma has one insulin glargine biosimilar, Glarzia, approved in South Korea, see Table 1.
|Table 1: Biosimilar pipelines for South Korean firms: LG Chem and GC Pharma|
|Company||Product name||Active substance||Therapeutic area||Stage of development|
|LG Chem||Eucept (LBEC0101)||etanercept||
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
|Approved in Japan and South Korea |
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
|GC Pharma||Glargia||insulin glargine||Diabetes||Approved in South Korea |
Eucept was the third etanercept biosimilar to be approved in South Korea. Hanwha Chemical received approval for Davictrel back in November 2014 and Samsung Bioepis received approval for Etolace (Brenzys) in September 2015 . While Glargia was the second insulin glargine biosimilar approval in South Korea, after Eli Lilly/Boehringer Ingelheim’s Basaglar, which was approved in November 2015 .
Biosimilar pipelines: Chong Kun Dang, DM Bio and HK inno.N
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