Biosimilar Regulatory solution center

  1. A Second Reformation: Returning Biosimilar Regulations To Scientific Roots
    8/14/2019

    In light of BioApproval's Chris Webster’s recent publication and future presentation at the upcoming DIA Biosimilars conference, I spoke with him to learn more about the "Confirmation of Sufficient Likeness" approach and the scientific evidence that has informed this proposed biosimilar regulatory paradigm shift away from Totality of Evidence.

  2. Breast Cancer Patient Organization Sets Sights On Biosimilars
    8/7/2019

    During our discussion, I learned more about this patient organization and its biosimilar education goals, as well as what type of information could be particularly helpful for the breast cancer patient community at this point in time.

  3. What Can Cell & Gene Efforts Teach Biosimilar Makers?
    8/1/2019

    Not only are the issues impacting cell and gene therapies relatable on the biosimilar side, I’m hoping this particular strategy can inspire creative thinking as scrutiny into the buy-and-bill landscape continues to intensify.

  4. Cutting Through The Noise: The Bright Side Of Biosimilar Progress
    7/29/2019

    Because negative news and opinions seem to create greater waves, I thought I would take stock of the positive news that may not have come over your desks or (more realistically) cellphones in the past few weeks. While it’s easy to get bogged down by negative speculation, there’s progress being made and companies and experts fighting daily to keep this industry moving forward, even if it feels glacial.

  5. FDA, USP Debate Standards: How Could This Impact Biosimilars?
    7/23/2019

    Even though the FDA has argued quite passionately against the need for biologics standards, there are several reasons why I hesitate to embrace their arguments that having these standards in place (and requiring they be met) could be harmful to biosimilars.

  6. Employer Roundtable Highlights Biosimilar Knowledge Gap
    7/18/2019

    Though this event encompassed a small cross-section of employers, the discussions and questions asked about biosimilars revealed the topics that need to be considered, reiterated, and regularly reinforced.

  7. The Debate On Standards In Biologics Development Heats Up
    7/11/2019

    Though it’s only natural to expect animated scientific discussion between the FDA and USP which have long been partners-in-science, I found myself caught off-guard by just how firmly the FDA has been putting its foot down and making its thoughts known on the role certain standards — in particular, USP monographs — should (or should not play) in biologics development.

  8. The Progress And Pitfalls Of Global Biosimilar Development
    7/3/2019

    While we’ve certainly seen progress on the march towards true global development, there’s still a way to go. There were several points I learned recently that stood out about which regulatory inconsistencies still exist between developed nations, as well as how certain aspects of regulatory science can be improved upon in the future.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.