Pegfilgrastim has estimated annual sales of $3.66 billion in the US (IQVIA MAT December 2020).
Commenting on the development, Vinita Gupta, CEO, Lupin said, “This BLA expands our oncology portfolio, an area of increasing focus for Lupin. We look forward to the opportunity to bring affordable biologic options to patients and increasing access to this important treatment.”
Nilesh Gupta, MD, Lupin said, “The pegfilgrastim filing is our first biosimilar filing in the US and is a milestone in our research and innovation journey as we continue to focus on delivering unique and affordable solutions to alleviate disease burden.’’
The BLA submission is supported by similarity data from analytical, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and immunogenicity studies.
Dr Cyrus Karkaria, President, Lupin Biotech said “This milestone further encourages us to continue advancing our robust Biosimilars pipeline across the globe to provide effective, affordable alternative for consumers.”
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