marvels of
modern science

Biologics have revolutionized the treatment
of many diseases. Biosimilar medicines
offer physicians additional therapeutic
options to essential, but often expensive,
reference products.

what is a biosimilar?

Biologics are highly complex and often expensive therapies.

  • A biosimilar is a biologic deemed highly similar to an already approved biologic medicine, known as a reference product. This similarity is confirmed through a number of tests, both in the lab and in clinical research.1
  • A biosimilar manufacturer must demonstrate that its proposed biosimilar product has no clinically meaningful differences from the reference product in terms of safety, purity, and effectiveness.