Current Status of Biosimilars in US, Europe and Canada
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Biosimilars in the US, including new regulations, existing guidelines, direction from Congress, meetings with the FDA, INDs that have been filed and NDAs that have been filed. We will also discuss the current state of affairs in Canada, who seems to be closely aligning itself with Europe.
Finally, we will address Europe and where the landscape is in terms of approval and market accessibility. We will address an interchangeability study ongoing in Denmark and new legislation in France using public policy to drive use of biosimilars. We will address upcoming patent losses, and what is known about current development of new biosimilars.
Why should you Attend: Understanding this fast developing area is critical. How will approvals be handled. Will indications be able to be bridged from a clinical study in one therapeutic area to another. Will interchangeability be recognized? How are some products / companies being successful? These are all questions in this complex landscape. We will address the current thinking on each and provide an update in terms of what is being done by whom in terms of development in this area.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- Biosimilar legislation in the US
- Purple Book
- Marketing applications filed using the biosimilar route or other routes
- Interchangeability requirements
- Status of subsequent entry biologics in Canada
- Review of two products that have been successful in Canada by two different routes
- Existing guidelines in Europe
- Review of approvals in Europe
- Interchangeability for infliximab in Denmark
- Public policy driving biosimilars in France
- Ongoing development work on biosimilars worldwide
- Marketing director
- New Business Director
- Regulatory Affairs Director
- Research Director
- Clinical Director
- Nonclinical Director
Anne Tomalin has practiced exclusively in the area of regulatory affairs since 1971. She has a strong background in business, government, regulations and reimbursement policies.
Anne is a graduate of York University, and holds a B.A. degree in English (1970) and a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry (1980). Anne has received a Regulatory Affairs Certification from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society for US Regulatory Affairs (1997), European Regulatory Affairs (2001) and Canadian Regulatory Affairs (2005).
Anne founded Therapeutic Products Inc. in September 2013. TPIreg is a Regulatory Affairs boutique firm specializing in Canadian Regulatory Affairs.
Anne founded CanReg Inc. in September 1996. CanReg was acquired by OptumInsight in December 2009. Prior to founding CanReg, Anne was employed for 20 years with Searle Canada, A Unit of Monsanto Canada Inc. as Business Unit Director. Responsibilities in the last several years at Searle included regulatory affairs, provincial government, reimbursement strategies, managed care, customer interface, legal and information services. Prior to joining Searle, Anne was employed by Hoffmann-LaRoche Limited for three years.
Prior to Roche, Anne was employed for three years by Wyeth Ltd. Anne has participated in the Regulatory Initiatives Advisory Committee for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Canada (PMAC). She has also served on the executive of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Group (PSG) and the Canadian Association of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs (CAPRA).
In Canada, Anne has also chaired the Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario Committees for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Canada (PMAC), now Rx&D, and she has worked with the Nova Scotia Department of Health to revamp their drug formulary. Anne is also engaged in teaching several regulatory courses to industry, including inhouse training courses for several large companies.