The biosimilar/noninnovator sector of the endocrinology market is evolving. Eli Lilly/Boehringer Ingelheim’s Abasaglar/Basaglar was the first biosimilar/noninnovator insulin glargine to launch in Europe and the United States. Subsequently, the EC has approved Biocon/Mylan’s insulin glargine biosimilar, Semglee, and more recently, Sanofi has launched Admelog, the first insulin lispro biosimilar to be available in the United States, also available in Europe under the brand name Insulin lispro Sanofi.

The prescribing behavior of endocrinologists will directly impact the uptake of these products, including insulin brands such as Sanofi’s Lantus and Eli Lilly’s Humalog. Understanding physicians’ attitude and behavior toward biosimilars is critical for development and marketing strategies aimed at persuading endocrinologists to prescribe and drive biosimilar/noninnovator uptake.

DRG’s primary research with endocrinologists in the United States, France, and Germany allows us to assess the dynamics determining current and future biosimilar/noninnovator uptake within the endocrinology space.

This report includes the following topics:

  • Physicians’ current experience and familiarity with biosimilars.
  • Current levels of biosimilar prescribing.
  • Main drivers and barriers influencing biosimilar uptake.
  • Impact of cost and clinical data on biosimilar uptake.


Markets covered: United States, France, and Germany.

Primary research: Online quantitative survey of 91 endocrinologists.

Table of contents

  • Endocrinology
    • Current Treatment: Biosimilars Endocrinology Report 2019

Author(s): Marta Delgado, PhD

Marta Delgado, is a Business Insight Analyst in the Biosimilars Research team, responsible for the analysis of the biosimilars market across four main therapeutic areas – oncology, endocrinology, immunology and nephrology. Marta holds a in Molecular Neuroscience from University College of London (UCL) and a in Biomedicine from University Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona. Prior to joining the Biosimilars Research team, Marta worked as a Research Analyst at SKIM, specialising in advanced quantitative studies assessing the potential market opportunities to support life sciences companies in their business decision making.