Generics Bulletin Editor’s Picks For Q4 2021
Highlights Across The Off-Patent Sector From October To December 2021
As 2021 drew to a close, there was no shortage of exciting developments for the off-patent industry. Alongside news of a strategic review affecting one of the biggest generics and biosimilars players, Generics Bulletin also held its annual Global Generics & Biosimilars Awards and brought readers fresh and exclusive insights from top industry executives.
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As the likely dynamics for US biosimilar competition to Humira come into sharper focus, Coherus has promised that its mid-2023 market entry with its just-approved Yusimry version will be accompanied by a “compelling value proposition,” months after rival Amgen’s biosimilar is expected to launch and around the same time as multiple other rivals are expected to hit the market.
With the first approved rival to Lucentis in both the EU and US, Samsung Bioepis is laying the groundwork for biosimilars to break into ophthalmology ahead of launching its Byooviz version of ranibizumab, explains vice-president of commercial strategy Josh Lee.
As CEO Michael Goettler provides an update on the progress made by Viatris in its first year as a combined company, he also offers Generics Bulletin hints as to the detailed strategy that will be unveiled at the firm’s upcoming investor day and explains how biosimilars – including interchangeable Semglee (insulin glargine) – and complex generics are important components of the firm’s future growth plans.