The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of January 9

Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of January 9, 2023.

Hi, I’m Skylar Jeremias for The Center for Biosimilars®, your resource for clinical, regulatory, business, and policy news in the rapidly changing world of biosimilars.

Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of January 9, 2023.

Number 5: IQVIA’s eighth edition of its Impact of Biosimilar Competition in Europe report demonstrated successful uptake in many countries throughout the region. However, not every country has great adoption rates and companies may have a harder time choosing which molecules to invest in for biosimilar development.

Number 4: Ivo Abraham, PhD, chief scientist of Matrix45 and a professor at the University of Arizona, demonstrated why regulatory bodies in the United States shouldn't look at economic evaluations when reviewing regulatory data for biosimilars in his latest column.

Number 3: Celltrion Healthcare submitted a biologics license application (BLA) to the FDA for its biobetter of its infliximab biosimilar allowing for subcutaneous administration (Remsima SC).

Number 2: The authors of a retrospective real-world study of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa treated with adalimumab concluded that switching patients between adalimumab products risked a greater likelihood of loss of effectiveness.

Number 1: Alvotech, an Iceland-based company, announced that the FDA accepted its biologics license application (BLA) for its proposed ustekinumab biosimilar referencing Stelara. The company said it expects the FDA’s decision in the second half of 2023.

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