The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of November 21

Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of November 21, 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 21, 2022.

Number 5: 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 bagin a phase 3 trial for a secukinumab biosimilar.

Number 4: In Biocon’s second quarter of fiscal year 2023 earnings report, revenues were up 23% year over year (YoY) for the company, largely in thanks to the 34% increase in revenues for biosimilars, which accounted for 42% of the total company revenue.

Number 3: Organon Canada launched 2 biosimilars referencing Avastin (bevacizumab) and Herceptin (trastuzumab), China became the first country to approve a denosumab biosimilar, and Optum Rx, a large pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), said that it will add adalimumab biosimilars to formulary.

Number 2: A review explored the 3 main administration options for pegfilgrastim biosimilars, finding that providers should consider the ease and frequency to which patients will need to travel to a clinic for administration as well as their preferences when choosing a mode of administration.

Number 1: 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.

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