Where to buy Research Biosimilars?

This is a guide on where to find the best research biosimilars available on the market, together with price comparisons for all the major manufacturers.

What is a biosimilar?

A biosimilar is a biologic medical product highly similar to another already approved biological medicine. Within the European Union, biosimilars are approved according to the same standards of pharmaceutical quality, safety and efficacy that apply to all biological medicines.

What is a research biosimilar?

A research biosimilar is therefore a biosimilar that is only for use in laboratories and is explicitly not for human use. They are sometimes termed as being “research grade” biosimilars, or biosimilars for research use. Research biosimilars are used by laboratories in academia, biotech and pharmaceutical firms to investigate new drugs to see how they compare to ones currently on the market.

Where to buy biosimilars for research use?

It can be quite tricky to find companies that supply research grade biosimilars – biosimilars for research use only as Google often pulls up the original therapeutic drug.

We at ichorbio therefore thought it would be helpful to present all of the manufacturers of current biosimilars on the market that are for research use.

Which companies manufacture research biosimilars?

As of 2021, the following companies manufacture research grade biosimilars (in alphabetical order):

Biovision is a manufacturer based in San Diego, USA

Creative Biolabs is a Sino-American company headquartered in New York, USA

ichorbio is based in Oxford, United Kingdom

Invivogen is a manufacturer of recombinant antibodies located in Toulouse, France

R&D Systems is based in Oxford, United Kingdom

Selleck Chemicals is based in Shanghai, China

Please see below for a pricing guide for the most common biosimilars for research use:

Atezolizumab for research use

 ichorbioInvivogenR&D SystemsSelleck Chemicals
0.1mgn/a$346$329n/a
0.2mgn/an/an/an/a
1mgn/an/an/an/a
5mg$704n/an/a$707
10mg$1,122n/an/an/a
20mg$1,938n/an/an/a
50mg$4080n/an/an/a
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Avelumab for research use

 ichorbioMedChemExpress
0.1mgn/an/a
0.2mgn/an/a
1mgn/a$850
5mg$704$2,500
10mg$1,122n/a
20mg$1,938$6,500
50mg$4080n/a
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Ipilimumab for research use

 ichorbioCreative BiolabsR&D SystemsSelleck Chemicals
0.1mgn/aAvailable, no pricing$359n/a
0.2mgn/an/an/a
1mgn/an/an/a
5mg$704n/a$707
10mg$1,122n/an/a
20mg$1,938n/an/a
50mg$4080n/an/a
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Nivolumab for research use

 ichorbioAbsolute AntibodyBio-RadInvivogenSelleck Chemicals
0.1mgn/an/aAvailable, no pricingAvailable, no pricingn/a
0.2mgn/a$370n/an/an/a
1mgn/a$1,615n/an/an/a
5mg$704n/an/an/a$707
10mg$1,122n/an/an/an/a
20mg$1,938n/an/an/an/a
50mg$4080n/an/an/an/a
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Pembrolizumab for research use

 ichorbioBio-RadBiovisionInvivogenSelleck Chemicals
0.1mgn/aAvailable, no pricing$435Available, no pricingn/a
5mg$704n/an/an/a$707
10mg$1,122n/an/an/an/a
20mg$1,938n/an/an/an/a
50mg$4080n/an/an/an/a
100mg$7,700n/an/an/an/a
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