Drug Solutions Podcast: The Biosimilars Landscape

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In this episode of the Drug Solutions Podcast, industry experts give an overview of the biosimilars market and discuss factors affecting not only their manufacture, but their upstake in the market as well.

This episode of the Drug Solutions Podcast will give an overview of the biosimilars market. Industry experts will discuss regulatory controls, pricing pressure, the state of the healthcare industry, and other factors affecting the uptake of biosimilars in the market. Manufacturing challenges as well as current and future needs will also be discussed. Experts will also highlight technological innovations, such as digitalization technologies, and their role in facilitating analytical characterization and manufacturing controls for biosimilars.

About the speakers

Zara Bukhari, PhD student, Biochemistry, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

Zara Bukhari completed a master’s degree in engineering at Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, India, with an internship at Biocon Biologics, focusing on Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn). This experience sparked Bukhari’s interest in the pharmaceutical industry. Subsequently, she worked as a bioprocess engineer at Biocon Biologics for six years, contributing to the design of purification platforms for biosimilars and innovator biologics. Notably, she was involved in a validation study leading to the successful biologics license application filing of Ogivri (trastuzumab-dkst), a biosimilar to Herceptin (trastuzumab), offering her insights into regulatory requirements and the biosimilars market. Bukhari is currently pursuing a PhD in biochemistry, specializing in ubiquitin biology at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif. Through her PhD, Bukhari aspires to contribute valuable insights into the role of ubiquitination in regulating the cellular proteome and its broader implications in diseases to advance scientific understanding and potentially aid the scientific community in identifying novel drug targets.

John Gabrielson, Senior Vice-President, Biosimilars, and Head of Business, JSR Life Sciences

John Gabrielson is senior vice-president, Biosimilars, and head of Business for JSR Life Sciences. He is a seasoned executive, company builder, and strategist with nearly 20 years of experience developing biologics. With experience at large and small biotech companies and most recently a leading contract development and manufacturing organization, Gabrielson is now focused on accelerating biosimilar adoption across the industry.

About the Drug Solutions Podcast

Pharmaceutical Technology presents the Drug Solutions podcast, where the editors will chat with industry experts from across the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical supply chain. Join us as experts share insights into your biggest questions—from the technologies, to strategies, to regulations related to the development and manufacture of drug products.

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