The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of May 24

Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of May 24, 2021.

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 May 24, 2021.

Number 5: Biosimilar developer Prestige BioPharma said it will build a $152 million research and development facility measuring 45,000 square meters in the Republic of Korea.

Number 4: Zydus Cadila launched the world’s first biosimilar form of trastuzumab emtansine, an antibody drug conjugate that both counteracts cancer cell growth and delivers a cytotoxic agent to the cancer cells and helps to destroy them.

Number 3: Education can increase physician motivation to prescribe biosimilars instead of costly originator products, panelists said in a Sandoz/Reuters discussion.

Number 2: Quebec became the fourth Canadian province to implement a mandatory biosimilar switching program. With some exceptions, the province is switching to a policy of allowing only biosimilars, if available, on lists of approved biologics.

Number 1: A study funded by AbbVie finds support for maintaining patients on originator rheumatic agents, such as Humira (adalimumab), rather than switching to biosimilars.

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