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The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of May 8


Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of May 8, 2023.

Hi, I’m Justina Petrullo 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 8th, 2023.

Number 5: A study including 2 years of real-world evidence (RWE), patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were switched from originator rituximab (Rituxan) to GP2013, a rituximab biosimilar, experienced positive results and maintained clinical outcomes.

Number 4: The authors of what they say is the largest and longest follow-up study comparing the trastuzumab biosimilar SB3 to the reference product (Herceptin) in HER2-positive breast cancer found “no clinically meaningful difference” between the biosimilar and the reference product.

Number 3: A review article investigating the use of bevacizumab biosimilars found that despite lingering concerns about their usage for extrapolated indications, bevacizumab biosimilars are regularly used in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) even though clinical tests only evaluate them in patients with lung cancer.

Number 2: At the 2023 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Samsung Bioepis shared comparable safety, efficacy, and immunogenicity data through 1 year between its aflibercept biosimilar (SB15) and the originator (Eylea).

Number 1: Sarfaraz K. Niazi, PhD, dove into how pharmacodynamic (PD) markers may be better than clinical efficacy testing for predicting whether a biosimilar is equally as safe and effective as its reference product, in his latest column.

To read all of these articles and more, visit centerforbiosimilars.com.

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