Archive for June, 2019

Towards a sustainable European market for off-patent biologics

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As pioneers with regards to the regulatory approval and use of biosimilars, the EU is now reaping the economic benefits, with increased patient access and healthcare system efficiencies generated through competition on the one hand and continued innovation on the other – an essential equilibrium for securing a sustainable future for the European biologics market.

However, the increasing focus on maximizing short-term savings and the high diversity of policies governing the daily practice of off-patent biologics may eventually undermine this goal.

It is imperative to ask: How should the policy ...

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Never stop reforming – six editions of Building the Bioeconomy has clear message to biotechnology policymakers around the world

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This week I am having the pleasure of attending the 2019 BIO International Convention hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The biggest global event of its kind, this international convention brings together stakeholders from across the biotechnologies. Whether it be from the health, agricultural or industrial sector, anyone who is anyone in biotech is in Philadelphia this week.

Every year I come to the Convention I am struck by the sheer growth in numbers. More participants; more international delegations; more interest in biotech. ...

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Pugatch Consilium is releasing the sixth edition of the Building the Bioeconomy

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Pugatch Consilium is today releasing the sixth edition of the Building the Bioeconomy, a series of papers commissioned by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Since 2013, the series has taken the pulse of biotechnology policies in the main economies worldwide, and has shown that policy choices are key determinants of success in growing biotechnology sectors.
This year’s edition adds to the analysis eleven countries, further increasing the geographic and economic diversity of the countries sampled. Yet, the findings of the report ...

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