Definition of biosimilar in English:

biosimilar

Line breaks: bio|simi¦lar
Pronunciation: /bʌɪə(ʊ)ˈsɪmɪlə
 
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noun

  • 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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    • Also discussed in detail are success factors for the emerging biosimilar industry and the regulatory environment in emerging markets with respect to biosimilars.
    • Biosimilars will have to be advertised and explained.
    • The United States wants to learn more about how other TPP countries "address the issue of biologics and biosimilars before proposing any specific provisions," she said.

Origin

early 21st century: from bio- + similar.

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