Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) biosimilars entered the European market a decade ago, but only one ESA—Retacrit—has launched in the United States, and it did not launch until November 2018. Despite the availability of multiple ESA biosimilars for chronic kidney disease (CKD) for several years, their uptake in Europe has varied from country to country, as well as by drug and manufacturer. With new biosimilars expected to soon enter all markets, it is vital to understand why ESA biosimilar uptake varies in Europe and the likely impact of upcoming biosimilar launches in the United States and Europe. We surveyed nephrologists from France, Germany, and the United States to learn about their experience and familiarity with current biosimilars; the drivers of and barriers to these agents’ uptake; and their expectations for novel biosimilars.
Markets covered: United States, France, and Germany.
Primary research: Online quantitative survey of 92 nephrologists.
Key markets covered:
Key companies mentioned:
Key drugs mentioned: