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Biogen and Bio-Thera Solutions Announce Collaboration on Proposed Actemra® (Tocilizumab) Biosimilar

This month, Biogen and Bio-Thera announced a commercialization and license agreement for their proposed tocilizumab biosimilar, currently in Phase 3 trials for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. BAT1806, a proposed biosimilar to Genentech’s ACTEMRA®, is an anti-interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor monoclonal antibody indicated primarily for moderate to severe…

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Issues New Set of Guidelines For Biosimilar Use

This month, a working group within the Pharmacy Directors Forum of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has reviewed and highlighted “some of the potential challenges regarding adopting biosimilars into clinical practice,” making “several recommendations for the safe and efficient use of biosimilar medications in the clinical setting.” The group…

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Enzene Biosciences Teriparatide Biosimilar Obtains Marketing Authoriation in India

Enzene Biosciences Ltd., located in Pune, India, has announced that it has obtained marketing authorization from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for its first biosimilar product in India. Enzene’s teriparatide biosimilar, indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis, will be marketed through Enzene’s holding company Alkem Laboratories, Ltd.

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Biocon Biologics Expands Access to Biosimilars In Over 30 Countries In Africa and Asia

Biocon Biologics, a subsidiary of Biocon, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to develop advanced cancer therapies for patients in 25 countries in Africa and 5 countries in Asia as part of the Cancer Access Partnership (CAP). According to the announcement, Biocon Biologics aims…

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