Genentech Braces for Competition From Amgen-Allergan for Best-Selling Drug Avastin

Published: Nov 17, 2016

One of Genentech Inc.'s best-selling drugs — and the No. 2 cancer drug worldwide — could get some serious competition, signaling a torrent of cheaper-priced biosimilars.

Amgen Inc., which has research-and-development operations in South San Francisco, and Allergan PLC are asking the Food and Drug Administration to approve a biosimilar version of South San Francisco-based Genentech's tumor-choking Avastin, which is used in a range of cancers, including breast, lung and brain.

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