23 April | Boehringer Ingelheim announced results from a Ph III switching study of Cyltezo® (biosimilar adalimumab) with Humira® produced similar clinical outcomes in terms of pharmacokinetics, efficacy, immunogenicity and safety.
23 April | Samsung Bioepis released its Q1 2021 financial results. Global sales for Benepali® (biosimilar etanercept), Flixabi® (biosimilar infliximab) and Imraldi® (biosimilar adalimumab) increased 3.9% quarter-on-quarter, with Benepali® accounting for the largest share of those sales.
23 April | A new study sponsored by UCB Biopharma SPRL indicates that bimekizumab is noninferior and superior to adalimumab at 16 weeks in the treatment of plaque psoriasis.
26 April | US | President Biden signed into law the Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act of 2021. As we previously reported, this bill was introduced to the Senate in March 2021, and was passed by the House of Representatives on 14 April. The Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act aims to improve confidence in the safety and effectiveness of biosimilars by providing patients and providers with educational materials.
28 April | Teva reported its Q1 2021 financial results. Teva’s overall year-on-year revenues decreased 10% in local currency terms, but its generic and biosimilar revenues increased 11% year-on-year. In particular, Truxima® (biosimilar rituximab) was recognised as a key growth driver.
28 April | Biocon announced it has received the 2021 Facility of the Year Award from the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering for its new monoclonal antibody manufacturing facility at Biocon Park, Bengaluru.
29 April | Biocon reported its Q1 2021 financial results. Biocon reported its biosimilars revenues increased 53% year-on-year. Biocon identified its pegfilgrastim and trastuzumab biosimilars as key growth drivers.