The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of November 14

Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of November 14, 2022.

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 November 14, 2022.

Number 5: The efficacy and safety of bevacizumab biosimilars in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) is comparable with the reference product (Avastin) and each other, according to a meta-analysis.

Number 4: The European Commission granted marketing authorization for Ximluci, the third ranibizumab biosimilar to be approved in the European Union. The product was developed through a partnership between STADA Arzneimittel and Xbrane Biopharma and is expected to launch in early 2023.

Number 3: Abstracts presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus meeting explored the adoption of infliximab biosimilars, utilization patterns of bevacizumab biosimilars in ophthalmology and oncology settings, and the budget impact of transferring patients to a natalizumab biosimilar from the originator.

Number 2: As the US awaits the 2023 launch of adalimumab biosimilars, Biogen announced an injunction against Sandoz over a natalizumab biosimilar, Rani Therapeutics initiated a development program for an oral ustekinumab biosimilar, and Bio-Thera Solutions began a phase 3 trial for a secukinumab biosimilar.

Number 1: If every adalimumab biosimilar had an interchangeability designation, the United States could save an additional $765 million annually, according to calculations from 3 biosimilar experts.

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