The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of November 8

Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of November 8, 2021.

Hi, I’m Matthew Gavidia 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 biosimilars articles for the week of November 8, 2021.

Number 5: Pfizer has indicated an intention to seek interchangeable status for its adalimumab biosimilar Abrilada, which is scheduled to launch in the United States in 2023.

Number 4: The month of October brought the second interchangeable biosimilar approval in the United States (adalimumab, Cyltezo), and Roche won FDA approval for an ocular implantable ranibizumab device, which could be a game changer in the field of ophthalmology.

Number 3: Janet Woodcock, MD, acting commissioner of the FDA, says it’s back to business for the FDA when it comes to biosimilars. COVID-19 distractions have diminished and the agency can focus on applications and factory inspections, she explains.

Number 2: Sarfaraz K. Niazi, PhD, is a member of the Advisory Board for The Center for Biosimilars® and in a column he explains one of his “biosimilar” diversions: making whiskey in the lab that tastes like the real thing, although it’s more affordable and potentially more accessible.

Number 1: Ali Ahmed, senior vice president of biosimilars for Fresenius Kabi, explains the company’s bid for a seat at the global biosimilars table. In particular, Ahmed talks about the company’s pegfilgrastim and tocilizumab biosimilar candidates, for the treatment of neutropenia and rheumatoid arthritis, respectively.

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