Five years after the first European approval of biosimilar filgrastim and six years after the European approval of biosimilar epoetin alfa, European oncologists have had comparatively high exposure to biosimilars. Biosimilar filgrastim molecules have been relatively successful penetrating the oncology market in Europe, but a significantly more commercially lucrative opportunity lies in the development of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). Roche’s hugely successful portfolio of MAbs provides a highly attractive target for biosimilar developers, and, unsurprisingly, the pipeline is rich with biosimilar rituximab, trastuzumab, and bevacizumab projects. Nevertheless, a major threat to biosimilar developers is the advent of new, improved biologics, which could supersede current standards of care, thereby reducing the opportunity available to biosimilar versions of currently prescribed biologics.
We surveyed 183 oncologists in the United States and Europe to gain insights into key topics affecting biosimilar and brand biologics across multiple indications and drug classes in oncology. Our primary market research explores medical oncologists’ and hematologist-oncologists’ familiarity with, and perception of, biosimilars, as well as other key topics pertinent to the biosimilar sector, such as pricing, reimbursement, automatic substitution, indication extrapolation, and the threat from “biobetters.” We provide in-depth primary market research and analysis of various granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs), erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), and several MAbs. Our primary research helps inform our market forecasts for brand biologics and biosimilars in oncology markets across the seven major pharmaceutical markets (United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, and Japan).
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This report is based on a quantitative survey of 183 oncologists (90 medical oncologists and 93 hematologist-oncologists) in the United States, France, and Germany.
Markets covered: United States, Europe, and Japan.
Primary research: Quantitative 45-minute online survey of 90 medical oncologists and 93 hematologist-oncologists in the United States, France, and Germany.
To qualify for participation, surveyed specialists had to meet the following criteria:
- Have worked in clinical practice for a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 30 years.
- Work for a community hospital, private practice, or academic hospital (defined as having a large teaching facility).
- Spend more than 50% of their professional time in clinical practice if associated with an academic hospital or 75% of their professional time if based in a community hospital or private practice.
- Be familiar with the major biologics (MAbs, G-CSFs, and ESAs) prescribed in oncology indications.
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