Roche Feels Lucentis Market Could Move On Before Biosimilars Debut
Two New Ophthalmology Products Will Challenge Biosimilars, Roche Believes
Roche upended expectations for biosimilar Lucentis (ranibizumab) in the US, with a recent licensing deal signed with biosimilar sponsor Samsung Bioepis keeping the first proposed rival from the market until June 2022. The originator is also confident its pipeline assets will stem competition.
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Samsung Bioepis recently broke new ground with the first US approval for a biosimilar with ophthalmic indications. But, senior vice-president and development division leader Kyung-Ah Kim tells Generics Bulletin, there remains work to be done to ensure that ophthalmic biosimilars can meet their full potential.
Keeping Track: GSK Earns New Claims For Shingrix, Nucala; Keytruda’s TNBC Label Grows; CRL For Iterum
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Several biosimilars to Roche’s Avastin are now available in Europe following market formation in June last year, adding to Roche’s woes for its legacy oncology drugs, including MabThera/Rituxan and Herceptin.