Coherus Distances Itself From Biosimilar Interchangeability
US Humira Biosimilars May Feature Designation In 2023
Coherus BioSciences has had its say on the prospect of interchangeability for Humira biosimilars, shortly after Boehringer Ingelheim announced positive data from a ‘first-of-its-kind’ switching study.
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Launch planning is underway for the Lucentis biosimilar that Coherus BioScienes has in-licensed in the US from Formycon and Bioeq, the US-based firm has revealed, as the eye-disease biologic was submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.
Biosimilar interchangeability is a hot topic in the US, with the first FDA decision on a formal interchangeability designation expected this month. But across the industry, views differ dramatically on the desirability and likely impact of this additional standard to biosimilarity.
The generics industry struggled with the prior-year comparison as it saw an expected decline in revenues in the first quarter of 2021, driven by the global impact of the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, the performance of most companies fell short of the numbers reported in Q1 2020. However, a few managed to contradict the trend by reporting growth, either based on the launch of COVID-related drugs or performance in specific geographies.