On November 9th, two ASBM Steering Committee members participated in the 2022 Generics and Biosimilars Conference (GRx+Biosims), held in Bethesda, MD. Andrew Spiegel of the Global Colon Cancer Association and Gavin Clingham of the Alliance for Patient Access both shared patient perspectives on biosimilars at a panel entitled “The Patient Voice in Drug Development”.

The purpose of the discussion was to hear from both the FDA and patient advocacy groups involved in this space about how the patient voice and experience can be harnessed to speed the development of and access to generics and biosimilars, and the tools that can be used to improve the patient perspective in this process.

Other speakers included representatives from the FDA’s Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER): Sarah Ibrahim, PhD, PharmD, Associate Director for Global Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Generic Drugs at CDER; and Partha Roy, PhD, Director of the Office of Bioequivalence at CDER.

The conference was sponsored by the Biosimilars Council, a division of the Association for Accessible Medicines. AAM represents the manufacturers and distributors of finished generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars, manufacturers and distributors of bulk pharmaceutical chemicals, and suppliers of other goods and services to the generic industry.

Read more about the 2022 GRx+Biosims Conference here.