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International Biosimilar Market Updates

Stelis Biopharma Receives Positive Recommendation for FORSTEO Biosimilar in Europe On November 14, Stelis Biopharma Limited (Stelis), the biologics arm of Strides Pharma Science Limited, announced that its first biosimilar product KAULIV received a positive recommendation from European Medicines Agency (EMA) for granting market authorization.  KAULIV is a biosimilar referencing…

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Organon Launches HERCEPTIN and AVASTIN Biosimilars in Canada

Organon, a global woman’s health company, recently announced its launch of two biosimilar products in Canada. On November 7, Organon announced the launch and availability of AYBINTIO in Canada.  AYBINTIO is a biosimilar product referencing AVASTIN (bevacizumab) and is approved for adults with certain aggressive forms of cancers, including metastatic…

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Similis Bio and Blau Farmaceutica Enter into Development and License Agreement for Biosimilars

On October 25, 2022, JSR Life Sciences and Blau Farmaceutica announced that Similis Bio, JSR Life Sciences’s business unit focused on biosimilar development, has signed its first development and license agreement with Blau Farmaceutica, a Brazilian pharmaceutical company. According to the press release, the agreement contemplates a multi-product and multi-year…

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Amgen Releases 2022 Biosimilar Trends Report

On October 12, 2022, Amgen released its 2022 Biosimilar Trends Report. Since we posted on Amgen’s report preview in July, the total number of biosimilars that have been approved in the United States has increased from 36 to 39 (with the approval of Coherus’s CIMERLI (ranibizumab-eqrn) in August and Fresenius…

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EMA Adopts Positive Opinion for STADA and Xbrane’s Ranibuzumab Biosimilar Candidate XIMLUCI®

On Sep 16, 2022, Partners STADA Arzneimittel AG (“STADA”) and Xbrane Biopharma AB (publ) (“Xbrane”) announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA’s) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion for XIMLUCI®.  XIMLUCI® is a biosimilar candidate referencing LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab), which is an anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial…

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FDA Workshop on Sept. 19, 2022: Increasing the Efficiency of Biosimilar Development Programs

The FDA is hosting a virtual public workshop on September 19, 2022 on “Increasing the Efficiency of Biosimilar Development Programs.”  The workshop will focus on comparative clinical studies and “discuss possible innovative ideas to improve the efficiency of biosimilar development.”  The workshop will include detailed discussion on the statistical methods…

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Amneal Achieves Third U.S. Biosimilar Approval with FYLNETRA (pegfilgrastim-pbbk)

Amneal announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its Biologics License Application for FYLNETRA™ (pegfilgrastim-pbbk), a biosimilar referencing NEULASTA®.  FYLNETRA, developed in collaboration with Kashiv Biosciences, LLC, is used to treat neutropenia (low neutrophils which are a type of white blood cells that fight infection) which…

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Henlius and Eurofarma Entered into a License Agreement for Henlius' 3 Products in Latin America

Shanghai Henlius Biotech, Inc. (“Henlius”) announced this week that it has entered into a license and collaboration agreement with Eurofarma Laboratórios SA (“Eurofarma”), a Brazilian multinational biopharmaceutical company, for the development, manufacturing and commercialization of three biosimilar products in 16 Latin American countries. The three products are HANLIKANG® (rituximab), HANQUYOU®…

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British Columbia Announces Coverage of Three New Biosimilars for Blood Clot Prevention and Treatment

On March 22, British Columbia’s Ministry of Health announced that three new enoxaparin biosimilars, Valero Pharmaceuticals’ REDESCA, Juno Pharmaceuticals’ , and Sandoz’s INCLUNOX, would be covered by PharmaCare, the province’s public health plan.  Enoxaparin is a blood thinner that is used for the prevention and treatment of blood clot disorders. …

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