Accord enters Europe as Coherus stays quiet
Accord Healthcare has capitalised on its market-leading European Commission approval for Pelgraz (pegfilgrastim) by making “meaningful sales” of the biosimilar neutropenia treatment in Germany within two days of launching. A trade introduction of Pelgraz in the UK is also underway, a company spokesperson told Generics bulletin.
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Accord expects to maintain its historically high growth rates through a “holistic” approach to medicines that covers generics and biosimilars alongside more innovative products, with recent marketing alliances in Europe playing into the firm’s ambitions in the CNS area.
Shanghai Henlius Biotech is to make history with the first China-developed monoclonal antibody biosimilar in Europe, the firm’s Zercepac (trastuzumab) biosimilar that has been licensed to Accord Healthcare.
Firms that achieved recognition at last year’s Global Generics & Biosimilars Awards have continued to build on that success in the months since.