First “Follow-On Biologic” Insulin in US Set to Grab Significant Market Share in Basal Insulin Space
22 Dec 2016
Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) have recently announced the launch of the first follow-on biologic insulin, Basaglar (insulin glargine), in the US. Basaglar is a biologic copy, or biosimilar, of Sanofi’s Lantus (insulin glargine), a basal insulin analog used in diabetes patients, giving a long duration of action allowing for once-daily injection. Lantus is the world's best-selling insulin brand in terms of both sales and units; however, Lantus’ patents have recently expired and in anticipation of the expiration, Eli Lilly has received approval for Basaglar and has subsequently launched Basaglar in Europe, Japan, and the US. In the US, Basaglar faced a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Sanofi.
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