Biocon Biologics Receives MHRA, UK Approval for YESAFILI®, Biosimilar Aflibercept

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, November 13, 2023

Biocon Biologics Limited (BBL), a subsidiary of Biocon Ltd. (BSE code: 532523, NSE: BIOCON), has announced that MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the UK, has granted marketing authorization for YESAFILI®, a biosimilar of Aflibercept.

In September, YESAFILI®, received marketing authorization approval from the European Commission (EC)  for the European Union (EU).

YESAFILI®, an ophthalmology product, is intended for the treatment of neovascular (wet AMD) age-related macular degeneration, visual impairment due to macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (branch RVO or central RVO), visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema (DME) and visual impairment due to myopic choroidal neovascularisation (myopic CNV). It is highly similar to the reference product Eylea® (aflibercept). Data shows that YESAFILI® has comparable quality, safety, and efficacy to Eylea®.

“We are very pleased to receive the MHRA approval for YESAFILI®, biosimilar Aflibercept, which will enable us to address the needs of patients impacted by macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, in the UK. This approval  will expand our biosimilar offerings to patients across the globe, building on our oncology and diabetes product portfolios.” – Company Spokesperson

Aflibercept  brand sales in UK were USD 790 million (MAT June 2023, IQVIA  LC$*).

YESAFILI® is a registered trademark of a BBL company.



(* LC$ = Local currency sales converted to US dollars at constant exchange rates)

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Author: Biocon Biologics