Pfizer Launches US Bevacizumab At A 23% Discount
Zirabev Biosimilar Rival To Avastin Will Ship From Next Week
Pfizer is getting ready to ship its Zirabev biosimilar rival to Avastin in the US, at a price that represents a 23% discount to the brand and is also lower than the price for Amgen’s Mvasi biosimilar.
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Samsung Bioepis is the latest company to stare down a lawsuit from Genentech over Avastin patents in the US. The Korean firm is aiming to be amongst the early biosimilar movers, after the market formed a year ago.
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