The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of September 21

September 25, 2020

Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of September 21, 2020.

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 September 21, 2020.

Number 5: Expanded indications have been approved for Merck’s Brenzys etanercept biosimilar by Health Canada to include plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Number 4: After receiving positive results from a phase 1 trial for its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) monoclonal antibody treatment (CT-P59), Celltrion Healthcare has received approval to initiate a phase 2/3 trial.

Number 3: The American College of Physicians (ACP) said many reforms are needed to install appropriate checks and balances in the biologic drugs marketplace.

Number 2: Positive pharmacokinetic (PK) equivalency data were presented for PrestigePharma’s trastuzumab biosimilar candidate, at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Virtual Congress 2020.

Number 1: Much of the groundwork for establishing equivalence is established in the pharmacokinetic evaluation. Further studies add less and less to the body of evidence for biosimilar approval, UK regulators write.


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