Biosimilars: A New Generation of Biologics 2012th Edition

Ebook Details

Authors

Jean-Louis Prugnaud, Jean-Hugues Trouvin

Year 2012
Pages 90
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9782817803357
File Size 2.21 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

Biologics have revolutionised the treatment of many severe conditions, delivering exceptional clinical results but also producing exceptionally high prices. As patents expire, copies and price competition are expected throughout the world. However, due to the intrinsic heterogeneity and molecular complexity of biologic medicinal products, their copies cannot simply be authorized under the “generic rule” valid for small chemical entities.