Is Australia positioned to take advantage of biosimilars?

Lim, David (2014) Is Australia positioned to take advantage of biosimilars? Generics and Biosimilars Initiative Journal, 3(4), pp. 184-187.

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Abstract

Australia currently has a small generic and biosimilar industry despite having a good track record in biomedical research and a sound reputation in producing high quality but small volume biological pharmaceuticals. In recent times, Australia has made incremental changes to its regulation of biosimilars – in patent registration, in the use of commercial confidential information, and in remuneration. These improvements, together with Australia’s geographical proximity and strong trade relationship with the Asian biocluster have positioned Australia to take advantage of potential public cost savings from the increased use of biosimilars.

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ID Code: 80844
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Biosimilars, Australia, Regulation, Policy, Intellectural property, Patent, Confidential information, Governance, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Pharmaceutical, Quality use of medicines
ISSN: 2033-6403
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Funding:
  • QUT/ECARD
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Pro Pharma Communications International
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2015 02:06
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016 01:58

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