Despite all the FDA’s efforts to increase review time and get products to market more quickly, I remain unconvinced that the BAP will turn around the U.S. market — at least not our current market. So what can we do in the meantime?
Mylan’s roots are firmly based in the small-molecule generics business; however, the company has positioned itself as a strong competitor in the biosimilar field with the help of key strategic partnerships in recent years. This article explains how the company expanded its access to different biosimilars and given it more rapid access to key biosimilar markets.
By March 30, 2019, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will officially relocate its headquarters from London to Amsterdam — just one of many implications of the UK’s departure from the EU. As a result, U.S. pharmaceutical companies could begin turning to the Netherlands instead of the UK when launching new medicines in Europe post Brexit.
While RWE can serve as a key complement to clinical studies in the development of a wide range of therapies, there are specific instances for which RWE is particularly beneficial and indeed the only available evidence to support regulatory approval. RWE has the potential to spur the uptake of biosimilars in the U.S. market and to provide information on a drug’s efficacy and safety in special populations that may otherwise be excluded from clinical trial studies.
In this article I continue to outline some of the Brazil Ministry of Health's biggest questions about post-market surveillance, big data, and procurement, as these are particularly telling of how the nation’s biosimilar policy could take shape in the future.
I took the opportunity to pick editorial board member Hubert Chen's brain about the ins and outs of the 505(b)(2) pathway, which led to an even larger discussion about the critical impact a regulatory pathway can have on a company's business decisions and strategies.
Though the extent to which biosimilars will be used in Brazil is still unclear, I’m hopeful that several discussions on safety, efficacy, and interchangeability will provide a successful path forward for the country.
This article highlights some of the early biologics industry decisions and thought processes and the subsequent actions and opportunities biosimilars create for the pharma industry.
I was recently given a first-hand look at some of the unique market-related challenges standing in the way of Brazil taking full advantage of biosimilars. In the first of this two-part article, I will provide a closer look at some of these challenges and what these may mean for the Brazilian biosimilar industry moving forward.
Often there is a great deal of confusion regarding why manufacturers wait so long to market their biosimilars despite having a more abbreviated pathway than innovator biologics. Other times, manufacturers and investors will be caught off-guard when a court blocks marketing of their biosimilars despite them having obtained FDA approval. Mitigating preventable uncertainty warrants understanding some of the underlying mechanisms related to the “patent dance.” This is the first of two articles that will address the patent infringement issues often used against biosimilars by sponsor biologic owners to delay or derail marketing of the biosimilar.
Although change may be intimidating, disruptive innovation allows manufacturers to achieve increased efficiency and quality. Several drivers affect how the appropriate facility design and unit operations for a process are selected, making it imperative to properly evaluate each option.
Understand the challenges of IgM purification and how to design a scalable non-affinity based purification platform for manufacture of diagnostic IgMs
Review the biological properties of IgM antibodies that make them very effective vehicles for in vitro diagnostics and therapeutics.
In this presentation, Dr. Hussain discusses an extraction-free method in which samples are subjected to digital PCR.
Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) simplifies the quantification of host cell DNA in process development, quality control, and biomanufacturing processes.
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