Biosimilar Development solution center

  1. How Can Biosimilars Make Headway In The U.S. Market?
    6/26/2019

    ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), recently held its annual conference, which brought together nearly 4,000 researchers, regulators, payers, drug developers, providers, and other stakeholders from across the healthcare continuum. During one panel session, experts in biosimilar regulatory, legal, and reimbursement discussed the crucial elements needed to foster a robust and sustainable U.S. biosimilars marketplace over the long term.

  2. USP Highlights Biosimilar Analytical Development Challenges, Possibilities
    6/19/2019

    During our conversation about the FDA’s most recent comparability guidance, I picked one USP expert's brain about the challenges of establishing a biosimilar analytical development program, as well as why certain types of data may be more difficult to come by than others. These challenges are responsible for further complicating the question about which types of data are still necessary, and why.  

  3. FDA’s “Show Me The Data” A Recipe For Tailored Biosimilar Development?
    6/12/2019

    In this first of what will be a two-part article, USP's Fouad Atouf highlights the challenges presented by the FDA’s newest guidance while remaining optimistic that the large amount of data recommended today will open doors to more efficient development in the (hopefully) near future.

  4. Why We Should Celebrate The FDA’s Biosimilar Comparative Analytics Guidance
    6/5/2019

    Despite the importance of the process the FDA is outlining in the guidance, I’ve surprisingly heard little chatter — positive or negative — about what the agency is now outlining and what this may mean for biosimilars and the biosimilar regulatory paradigm moving forward. Here are a couple of the biggest takeaways to note.

  5. Process Effects On Drug Product Quality In Pharmaceutical Manufacturing—A Validated Measurement Process
    5/30/2019

    This whitepaper discusses the importance of understanding how critical process parameters can impact a product’s critical quality attributes, and how a systematic approach with validated SPR assays can help in this respect.

  6. Physicians Speak Out About Biosimilar Value
    5/28/2019

    I particularly enjoyed a conversation amongst a panel of physicians at a recent conference, several of whom elaborated upon the value increased use of biosimilars can bring to the table — both for patients and physicians. And though savings and access are main goals, physicians also see another critical benefit of greater biosimilar use.

  7. Will Biosimilars Solve The Insulin Cost-Conundrum In The U.S.?
    5/28/2019

    The debate on drug pricing is raising questions about why U.S. patients pay some of the highest fees in the world to access prescription medicines. Politicians are putting manufacturers of insulins under particular scrutiny.

  8. How Should We Really Feel About FDA’s Biosimilar Interchangeability Guidance?
    5/20/2019

    Reading through the two versions of the guidance, I had a few thoughts about some of these changes, which led me to reflect more broadly on their impact on the biosimilar regulatory and development sphere.

  9. 4 Takeaways From The FDA’s Insulin Hearing
    5/16/2019

    Overall, four talking points arose during the presentations that I felt were worthy of briefly singling out. Many of these points touch on the broader discussions happening in the biosimilar sphere, including tailored development, interchangeability, immunogenicity, device innovation, and overall patient and provider education.

  10. The China Biosimilars Market: Rise Of A Potential Powerhouse
    5/14/2019

    Since 2004, biosimilars markets and their regulation have been evolving with the rise of two powerhouses: Europe and the US. How does the rise of the China biosimilars market fit this established picture?