Samsung Bioepis sees 30% jump in biosimilar sales in H1 - (The Korea Herald via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Samsung Bioepis said Friday that global sales of five major biosimilar products increased 30% on-year in the first half of this year, The Korea Herald reported.

  • Sales of the five biosimilars during the first half reached $166 million, according to an earnings report of its partner Organon International.

  • Sales of infliximab biosimilar Renflexis reached $81 million, up 37% from $59 million a year earlier, while sales of trastuzumab biosimilar Ontruzant jumped 13% to $45 million during the first half of the year. The breast cancer biosimilar Ontruzant is the first biosimilar of Roche’s Herceptin.

  • Meanwhile, sales of Eticovo, a biosimilar referencing Pfizer’s Enbrel, decreased 28% during the six-month period.

  • The sales of the products do not correspond to Samsung Bioepis’ sales as the drugmaker and Organon split earnings as per their contract.

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