Amneal launches first biosimilar with Alymsys

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Amneal Pharmaceuticals announced the commercial launch of Alymsys (bevacizumab-maly), a biosimilar referencing Avastin. Alymsys is a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor used in oncology. This product was developed by mAbxience, a global biotech company with over a decade of experience in the development, manufacture, and commercialization of biopharmaceuticals.

“The launch of Alymsys  provides additional access and choice to affordable oncology therapeutics for providers and patients. As a new entrant to the fast growing $28 billion U.S. biosimilars market, we are leveraging our commercial expertise in the Buy and Bill injectable space and have built a dedicated biosimilar commercial team. We look to be an exceptionally customer centric organization and support stable, system wide adoption of Alymsys and our biosimilars to come as a long-term player in this space,” said Harsher Singh, SVP of Amneal Biosciences.

“Amneal has officially entered the U.S. biosimilar market. Beyond these initial launches, we are working to expand our biosimilars portfolio with additional molecules where we can be early to market and vertically integrate over time. Biosimilars represent the next wave of affordable medicines and are closely aligned with our mission to provide high quality, affordable medicines to as many patients as possible,” said Chirag and Chintu Patel, Co-Chief Executive Officers.

According to IQVIA, U.S. annual sales for bevacizumab for the 12 months ended July 2022 were $2.4 billion, $1.7 billion of which represented biosimilar sales.


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