Celltrion Goes It Alone With First Solo US Biosimilar Launch
Vegzelma Is The Fourth FDA-Approved Bevacizumab Rival To Avastin
Celltrion is taking a major step forward in the US with its first direct launch of a biosimilar through its own front-end operation. The Korean firm’s Vegzelma rival to Avastin will be looking to compete with multiple other versions of bevacizumab already in the market.
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Celltrion USA has won US FDA approval for its Yuflyma 100mg/ml adalimumab biosimilar, making it the third high-concentration version approved in the US and the ninth Humira rival overall.
Celltrion USA’s chief commercial officer Thomas Nusbickel tells Scrip how he’s shaping the South Korean group’s operations ahead of key launches that include assets in the immunology segment. He also weighs in on whether big pharma will stay in the biosimilars game over the long term.
Former Perrigo Rx business Padagis has seen a leadership change, while Celltrion has appointed a new chief commercial officer for the US. Meanwhile, Biosimilars Canada has elected a new chair and Australia’s GBMA has welcomed fresh board members.