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Biosimilars Training Course

A two-day seminar providing an essential overview of biosmilars and how they differ from the original biological product.

4-5 Jul 2022

& 11-12 Oct 2022

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Course overview

With some of the world’s best-known biologics continuing to face patent expiration in the coming years, the biosimilar market is set for continued growth.

This seminar will provide you with a global overview of biosimilars and how they differ from the original biological product. The programme will discuss the unique considerations of biosimilars as compared with small molecule generics.

Our expert trainer will cover the regulatory pathways and challenges for both the EU and US for biosimilars, and explore the key dossier requirements for biotech products compared to pharma products. Strategies for development of biosimilar products will also be discussed and you will be introduced to key biological requirements and the concept of totality for biological review.

Benefits of attending:

  • Discuss global considerations and definitions of biotech/biosimilar products
  • Gain an invaluable overview of the regulatory pathways for biosimilars in the EU and US
  • Understand the key Module 3 dossier requirements for biotech products versus pharmaceutical products
  • Learn how to develop effective strategies for development of biosimilar products

Who should attend?

The event will be relevant for those working in:

  • Regulatory
  • Quality assurance
  • Pharmaceutical development
  • R&D

Programme

Global considerations and definitions of biotech/biosimilar products

  • What is a biologic and legal definitions
  • What makes biological molecules different to small molecules?
  • Product equals the process – what does this mean?
  • What is a biosimilar – the layman versus the legal definition
  • Review small molecule versus biotech

Registration of biosimilars

  • EMA/FDA attitude towards biosimilars, safety/efficacy/quality, clinical and non-clinical evaluation, PK/PD study, immunogenicity, extrapolation, PV, prescription information
  • Regulatory procedures for approval in EU and US
  • Regulators/company perspectives on interchangeability and switching
  • Potential strategic impact to development for interchangeability claim

Understanding the key dossier requirements for biotech products versus pharma products – Module 3


  • Comparability versus similarity data
    • How to decide if further clinical studies are required
    • What further testing is required?
    • Type and design of studies – indication studies, multiple indications, bridging studies, biomarkers, PK limits, safety
  • Non-clinical considerations
    • How to address immunogenicity and how to use the information
  • Clinical considerations
  • Detailed review of Module 3 sections for CTD 3.2.S and 3.2.P
  • Understand QbD for biotech products


Review of Modules 4 and 5

  • EU/US examples of clinical and non-clinical developments
  • Key concepts of clinical comparability and totality of similarity

Analysing the regulations and impact on the following procedures

  • Marketing applications
  • Clinical trial applications
  • Review procedures

Developing effective strategies/understanding for review and development of biosimilar products

  • Similarity versus comparability

Further considerations for IP, Perceptions, Market Entry, Cost/Time, Project Management


Presenters

Marloes van der Geer (More...) (4-5 Jul 2022, 11-12 Oct 2022)

Marloes van der Geer works as senior regulatory affairs scientist at Qdossier. Marloes holds a master in Life Sciences (Drug Innovation) from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. For nine years she held several positions at Hoffmann-la Roche in Switzerland, including the role of regulatory intelligence manager and regulatory policy lead for the EMEA region. Marloes has been actively involved in several industry associations like EFPIA and IFPMA. Also, she contributed to the ongoing IMI PREFER project in Europe, focused on the generation and use of patient preference data. In 2019, Marloes joined Qdossier. Marloes’ areas of expertise are: eCTD, lean authoring, publishing, biopharmaceuticals (incl. biosimilars), clinical development, regulatory convergence & harmonization and facilitated registration pathways (incl. orphan drugs), local RA activities (e.g. product information management).

Hans van Bruggen (More...) (4-5 Jul 2022)

Hans van Bruggen is CEO of and Senior Regulatory Affairs Scientist at Qdossier. He holds an MSc. in Pharmaceutical Medicine from the University of Surrey (UK) and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 35 years, primarily at global or European headquarters sites. He has gained a wealth of experience and a comprehensive view on what information is needed to evaluate the benefit/risk ratio of drugs for patients and healthy volunteers. He approaches interdisciplinary and international processes using that scientific background. He applies new technologies and Artificial Intelligence to facilitate the business and let people focus on what they can do best.

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NEW higher discounts for booking multiple places - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate
  • 50% off the 4th delegate
4-5 Jul 2022
Live webinar
09:00-17:00
UK (London)
4-5 Jul 2022
Live webinar
09:00-17:00
UK (London)
GBP 1,299.00
EUR 1,859.00
USD 2,098.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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Live webinar
11-12 Oct 2022
Live webinar
09:00-17:00
UK (London)
11-12 Oct 2022
Live webinar
09:00-17:00
UK (London)
GBP 1,299 1,099
EUR 1,859 1,579
USD 2,098 1,786
Until 6 Sep*
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Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for 12 hours for your CPD records.
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Customised in-house training

We can customise this course to meet the requirements of your organisation and deliver it at your location and/or online.

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Previous customers include...

  • AS Kalceks
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH
  • Ewopharma International, s.r.o.
  • Gilead Sciences
  • ipsen
  • Lallemand Conseil
  • Mylan Pharma GmbH
  • PharmaIT
  • PharmaLex UK Services Ltd
  • Qdossier
  • Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz
  • Sochinn Consulting
  • Subiaco Associates Ltd
  • syneos health
  • UCB Biopharma
  • Zentiva Group, a.s.

I gained much more understanding than what I had intended to. The trainer also involved everybody in the course and did not make it boring. The topics of non-clinical, clinical, strategy as well as market entry/IP etc were covered briefly too. So that was an added advantage.

Anjali Apte, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, PharmaLex UK Services Ltd, Oct 20

Globally good presentation, speaker tried to make people participate which is difficult by webinar.

Frédéric LALLEMAND, Consultant, Lallemand Conseil, Oct 20

Fully satisfied; even this was managed online, it was great.

, Zentiva Group, a.s., Oct 20