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Biosimilars and the extrapolation of indications for inflammatory conditions

Overview of attention for article published in Biologics: Targets & Therapy, February 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#21 of 274)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)

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8 X users
1 Facebook page
1 Google+ user


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Biosimilars and the extrapolation of indications for inflammatory conditions
Published in
Biologics: Targets & Therapy, February 2017
DOI 10.2147/btt.s124476
Pubmed ID

John RP Tesser, Daniel E Furst, Ira Jacobs


Extrapolation is the approval of a biosimilar for use in an indication held by the originator biologic not directly studied in a comparative clinical trial with the biosimilar. Extrapolation is a scientific rationale that bridges all the data collected (ie, totality of the evidence) from one indication for the biosimilar product to all the indications originally approved for the originator. Regulatory approval and marketing authorization of biosimilars in inflammatory indications are made on a case-by-case and agency-by-agency basis after evaluating the totality of evidence from the entire development program. This totality of the evidence comprises extensive comparative analytical, functional, nonclinical, and clinical pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic, efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity studies used by regulators when evaluating whether a product can be considered a biosimilar. Extrapolation reduces or eliminates the need for duplicative clinical studies of the biosimilar but must be justified scientifically with appropriate data. Understanding the concept, application, and regulatory decisions based on the extrapolation of data is important since biosimilars have the potential to significantly impact patient care in inflammatory diseases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 70 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 23%
Other 9 13%
Researcher 7 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 6%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 20 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 17 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 7%
Mathematics 1 1%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 1%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 26 37%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 June 2023.
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