Glycosylation of therapeutic proteins is important to biologic drug development and is a critical quality attribute that is monitored during manufacturing. Analysis of O-glycans is technically challenging compared to that of N-glycans. In this review, Xiaofeng Shi, Saulius Vainauskas and Christopher H Taron summarise current O-glycan analytical approaches, describe the…
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British Columbia has said it will switch as many as 20,400 patients from three branded biologic drugs to cheap biosimilars.
25 April 2017 | By Niamh Marriott, Junior Editor
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted positive opinions, separately recommending the approval of both Sandoz's (a Novartis division) biosimilar rituximab and biosimilar etanercept in Europe, to treat the same indications as their respective reference medicines.
26 January 2016 | By Victoria White
NICE recommends the seven biological disease modifying drugs as options for treating severe rheumatoid arthritis which has not responded to intensive therapy with a combination of conventional DMARDs...