A biopharmaceutical drug designed to have active properties similar to one that has previously been licensed: copycat drug makers use an innovator’s research data to make biosimilars
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- Based on European experience, Amgen could sell its biosimilar at a price discount of 15-20 percent versus Neupogen upon launch.
- Since these agents are not considered bioequivalent, the pharmacy cannot substitute a biosimilar for the branded version.
- So far, the only country where a Celltrion-made biosimilar is on the market is South Korea.
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