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Biosimilars overview

What is a biosimilar

The future of biosimilars

Considerations for biologic switching

A biosimilar is a biologic product that is approved based on a demonstration that shows that it is highly similar to an approved biologic product, known as the reference product.1-3

Biosimilars are developed to be highly similar to the reference product with no clinically meaningful differences in terms of quality, efficacy and safety.1-3

Biosimilars can support a more sustainable healthcare system,4-7 expanding treatment options and enabling cost savings8 without compromising safety or efficacy.1-3,9

Potential Benefits of Biosimilars

Potential benefits of biosimilars for patients, payers and providers include:4-6​​​​​​​

‘’Biosimilars have the potential to offer the NHS considerable cost savings especially as biological medicines are often expensive and are often used to treat long-term conditions.10’’


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Rheumatoid arthritis safety

Learn about the safety profile of Inflectra in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis dosing

Learn about the dosing and administration of Inflectra in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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  1. US Food and Drug Administration. Guidance for Industry: Scientific Considerations in Demonstrating Biosimilarity to a Reference Product. Silver Spring, MD: FDA; 2015.
  2. McCamish M, Woollett G. Worldwide Experience with Biosimilar Development. MAbs. 2011. 3(2):209-217.
  3. Kay J, Feagen BG, Guirguis MS, et al. Health Canada/BIOTECanada Summit on Regulatory and Clinical Topics Related to Subsequent Entry Biologics (biosimilars). Biologicals. 2012. 40(6):517-527.
  4. Scheinberg MA, Kay J. The Advent of Biosimilar Therapies in Rheumatology—“O Brave New World.” Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2012. 8(7):430-436.
  5. Henry D, Taylor C. Pharmacoeconomics of Cancer Therapies: Considerations with the Introduction of Biosimilars. Semin Oncol. 2014. 41(suppl 3):S13-S20.
  6. Strober BE, Armour K, Romiti R, et al. Biopharmaceuticals and Biosimilars in Psoriasis: What the Dermatologist Needs to Know. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012. 66(2):317-322.
  7. Blackstone EA, Fuhr Jr JP. Biologics & Biosimilars: The Possibility of Encouraging Innovation And Competition. The SciTech Lawyer. [online]. 2015 [Accessed March 2021]. 11(3). Available from:
  8. Haustein R, et al. GaBi Journal. 2012. 1(3-4):120-126.
  9. The Biosimilars Forum. Biosimilars Overview. [online]. 2017 [Accessed March 2021]. Available from:
  10. NICE. Biosimilar Medicines. [online]. 2016 [Accessed March 2021]. Available from:
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