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Scientific Name: pertuzumab

Roche reports huge erosion of YoY CER growth in key areas

February 4, 2021

Roche reports a huge erosion of its year on year CER growth in key areas, attributing this decline to COVID-19 impacts and biosimilars. Roche reported the YoY CER growth of Avastin (bevacizumab) was -25%, with the hematology franchise (including rituximab) at -22% and HER2 franchise (including trastuzumab and pertuzumab) at -8%.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends pertuzumab

February 15, 2019

In its final appraisal of pertuzumab, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended it for the treatment of lympth node-positive disease. The final appraisal comes following the promise of a large discount offered by Roche.

NeuClone announces preclinical development

December 17, 2018

NeuClone announces that it has biosimilar pertuzumab in preclinical development.

Roche’s application for pertuzumab as an adjuvant treatment discouraged

August 20, 2018

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) again recommends against Roche’s application for pertuzumab as an adjuvant treatment in patients with a high risk of recurrence. NICE confirmed its earlier findings that pertuzumab is unlikely to be cost-effective, with clinical trials revealing only a small incremental treatment benefit.

Pertuzumab rejected for treatment of early breast cancer

June 15, 2018

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) rejects pertuzumab for adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer. The draft guidance reports that the drug may not extend patient’s lives and is not cost effective.

Biocon and Mylan add to their collaboration

April 26, 2018

Biocon announces Biocon and Mylan add insulin glargine 300 and pertuzumab to their collaboration.