During the last week of October, ASBM participated in the AusBiotech 2016 conference, which ran from the 24th-26th in Melbourne, Australia. The event attracted more than 2000 attendees, including Australian regulators, physicians, patients, researchers and biologic manufacturers.

Andrew Spiegel, executive director of the Global Colon Cancer Association, an ASBM Steering Committee member, represented ASBM at the conference.

Mr. Spiegel staffed ASBM’s booth, met with many attendees, including officials from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA); and, shared ASBM’s positions on issues relevant to Australia such as distinct naming and pharmacy-level substitution.

More information on Australian biosimilars policy may be found here.