In 2016, one third of all new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals were classed as a new biological entity. In the same year, European Medicines Agency (EMA) authorized 27 new active substances with 12 (44%) being a biopharmaceutical.
Undoubtedly, one of the key growth areas in pharmaceutical research is in the study of biologics, designed to meet unmet clinical needs. In fact, according to EvaluatePharma, biologics are set to contribute 52% of the top 100 product sales by 2022.
Here we look at the contributing factors of growth and speak to industry expert, Dr Kirsty Harper who explains her work in biological product development and bringing the wider scientific community together.+ Read more