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Formycon and Biocon Biologics/Viatris Share Recent Biosimilars Development News

On March 1, 2021, Formycon announced that it plans to resubmit its BLA for its Lucentis® Biosimilar Candidate FBY201 (ranibizumab) in the first half of 2021.  Formycon expects to submit its application to the EMA soon thereafter, and will also seek approval in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Switzerland….

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Minnesota Bill Aimed at Expanding Access to Biosimilars

Last Wednesday, State Senator Carla Nelson and State Representative Jennifer Schulz of Minnesota announced the introduction of a bill aimed at reducing the price of certain medications by expanding access to biosimilars.  The bill requires that pharmacy benefit managers and health carriers must not require or demonstrate a preference to…

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Samsung Bioepis Initiates Phase 1 Trial of Ustekinumab Biosimilar

Earlier today, Samsung Bioepis announced the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial for SB17, the company’s proposed biosimilar to Stelara® (ustekinumab).  The trial will compare the pharmacokinetics, safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of SB17 and Stelara®.  With the start of this trial, Samsung Bioepis has the following biosimilar candidates in…

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