Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 21st, 2007
The first generation of biopharmaceuticals manufactured using recombinant technologies was launched in the 1980s, and patents protecting them are now nearing expiration. As with small molecule drugs, the expiration of patents creates an opportunity for generic biologicals to enter the market. This means that competition from biosimilars is likely to be a challenge for every successful biopharmaceutical product.
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