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Who we are

Biosimilars Canada is a national association representing the biosimilar medicines industry in Canada. We provide leadership in educating Canadian stakeholders about the safety and efficacy of biosimilar medicines, and advocate for policies that support their timely approval, reimbursement, market acceptance and expanded use.

About Biosimilars

As patents for original brand biologic medicines expire other manufacturers can produce new versions called biosimilars. Health Canada authorizes biosimilars for sale using the same rigorous regulatory standards as for all other biologic drugs, and there are no clinically meaningful differences in efficacy and safety between a biosimilar and the original brand biologic medicine.


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Latest news

New Canadian biosimilars resource

Health Canada has published a Handbook for health care professionals on biosimilar biologic drugs. 

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Ontario achieves significant savings with oncology biosimilars

The use of oncology biosimilars has led to substantial annual savings in Ontario. In fiscal years 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23, Ontario Health saved an estimated $53 million, $44 million, and $53 million, respectively.

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PEI Announces Transition to Cost-Saving Biosimilar Medicines

Toronto – October 12, 2023 – Biosimilars Canada, a national association representing Canada’s biosimilar medicines industry, welcomes the announcement by the Government of Prince Edward Island (PEI) that it is implementing a “switching” or transitioning policy to expand the use...
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