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Pharmaceuticals 2012, 5(12), 1393-1408; doi:10.3390/ph5121393
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Biosimilars: Company Strategies to Capture Value from the Biologics Market

1,*  and 2,*
1 Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Rúa Lope Gómez de Marzoa s/n, Campus Vida 15782, Santiago de Compostela, Spain 2 Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Rd, CB41QT, Cambridge, UK
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Received: 8 November 2012 / Revised: 5 December 2012 / Accepted: 6 December 2012 / Published: 12 December 2012
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Abstract

Patents for several biologic blockbusters will expire in the next few years. The arrival of biosimilars, the biologic equivalent of chemical generics, will have an impact on the current biopharmaceuticals market. Five core capabilities have been identified as paramount for those companies aiming to enter the biosimilars market: research and development, manufacturing, supporting activities, marketing, and lobbying. Understanding the importance of each of these capabilities will be key to maximising the value generated from the biologics patent cliff.
Keywords: biosimilar; patent cliff; biopharmaceutical industry; market strategy; biologics biosimilar; patent cliff; biopharmaceutical industry; market strategy; biologics
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Calo-Fernández, B.; Martínez-Hurtado, J.L. Biosimilars: Company Strategies to Capture Value from the Biologics Market. Pharmaceuticals 2012, 5, 1393-1408.

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