From The Editor

  1. DIA Biosimilars Conference Reveals “More Questions Than Answers”
    10/31/2017

    During the DIA Biosimilars 2017 conference, there were three topics of discussion that, arguably, could remove barriers to biosimilar development and advance it. But a phrase that was regularly used over the two days highlights one of the biggest issues standing in front of this industry: “There are more questions than answers.”

  2. Pfizer’s Cultural Evolution To “Tell The Biosimilar Story”
    10/26/2017

    Pfizer's Tracy Dianis presents a candid look into the cognitive and cultural transition that needed to occur in her own mindset, as well as within Pfizer, in order to embrace biosimilar development.

  3. Biosimilar Regulatory Best Practices: Don’t Fear Exploration
    10/12/2017

    In the first of this two-part article, Sandoz's Cindy Cao shares lessons learned from working with the FDA and reveals that there is still a lot of room for exploration and innovation in biosimilar development.

  4. What These Two Mottos Must Mean For The Biosimilar Industry
    9/20/2017

    I recently attended the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) Biosimilars Council’s Leading on Biosimilars conference.In addition to the many tidbits of knowledge I took away from this event, two terms kept resurfacing throughout the conference I feel are worth delving into more deeply.

  5. Pfenex’s New CEO Sizes Up Biosimilar Industry’s Future
    9/11/2017

    Newly-appointed Pfenex CEO, Eef Schimmelpennink, faces the challenge of determining how to adapt Pfenex to a constantly changing future. Though it's still very early in his tenure, Schimmelpennink highlights some areas he will keep in mind as he steers Pfenex's future biosimilars onto the market.  

  6. The Evolving Landscape Of Biosimilar Risk Management Programs
    8/31/2017

    In a presentation at the 2017 World Biosimilars Congress, Asif Mahmood, disease area safety and strategy lead at Pfizer, shed some light on global risk management strategies and the challenges of launching these programs.

  7. The Evolution Of Russia’s Biosimilar Regulatory Pathway
    8/25/2017

    In a recent article, I discussed the market opportunities and reimbursement system in Russia. But in addition to this snapshot of the market, my conversation with BIOCAD's Roman Ivanov highlighted how the Russian biosimilar regulatory system was established, as well as the challenges BIOCAD has faced during it evolution.

  8. Russia’s Biosimilar Market At A Glance
    8/16/2017

    After my discussion with BIOCAD's Roman Ivanov, it’s clear the Russian biosimilar market is a prime example of the positive impact biosimilars can have on a nation. However, Russia's biosimilar market has evolved quite differently than those of the EU and U.S.

  9. Plant-Based Biosimilar Development Takes Root In Brazil
    8/9/2017

    In June 2017, Canadian company PlantForm announced it was beginning construction for a pilot biologics and biosimilar manufacturing facility in Brazil. Given Brazil’s ongoing efforts to establish a local biotechnology industry, I reached out to learn more about PlantForm’s progress in navigating the regulatory landscape to bring its biosimilars closer to market.

  10. How To Handle The Impending Biosimilar Pipeline Boom
    7/31/2017

    There is no cut-and-dried approach to launching a biosimilar globally. It comes down to having the right commercial model for the right product in the right channel in the right market.  But knowing what is “right” will be a particular stumbling block for many companies.