Definition of biogeneric in English:


adjective & noun

  • ‘the advent of biogenerics could cause biotech companies to withhold more information about their products’
    another term for biosimilar
    ‘biogeneric versions of off-patent medicines’
    • ‘Some biotech drug manufacturers are lobbying state legislators to restrict access to biosimilar (or biogeneric) versions of expensive brand medications, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said today.’
    • ‘If competing firms are permitted to manufacture them, biogeneric versions of the off-patent medicines could command $5 billion next year.’
    • ‘CCPM coalition members urged Congress to fix or drop the current biogenerics provision.’
    • ‘The FDA has been trying to get its regulatory head around the issue of biogeneric equivalency, but it isn't easy.’
    • ‘"You get one crack at it," said Robert Coughlin, president of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, speaking of the task of drawing up a licensing system for "biogenerics."’
    • ‘At the same time that Amgen is getting ready to launch its own biosimilars, Amgen and other biotechs are campaigning state governments to make it harder to substitute a biogeneric for a brand.’
    • ‘Large growth is expected to come on the back of increased partnering activity, transition to product-driven models, growth in the biogenerics market and government initiatives to encourage investment and expansion.’
    • ‘"I feel that a value of $1 billion is reasonable for a proven technological platform in the generics sector, especially in biogenerics, which currently very much interests the major firms."’
    • ‘Rules in the U.S. are still unclear, making it difficult for companies to win approval to market biogenerics there.’


1990s: from bio- + generic.