Pipelinepharma, a B2B marketplace with 85 000+ finished dose formulation products, announces adding 3 new categories in addition to generic drugs, vastly expanding its offering.
Healthcare is an ever-evolving sector driven by consumer behavior, regulation, and the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and innovations. At Pipelinepharma, we always strive to keep up to date with the latest trends, as only by doing so can we help pharma buyers and sellers from around the world. Whereas most of you know us as a B2B marketplace for generic drugs, recently we have expanded our list of categories to include biosimilars, medical devices, and nutraceuticals.
We expect to grow the selection of products across all categories, turning Pipelinepharma into a preferable sourcing channel for finished dosage formulations.
Below, you will find a short refresher on each category we now host. If you wish to add your products that fit one of them, feel free to contact us.
While certain biosimilar drugs have already been present on the platform, they have now been separated into a category of their own. We wanted to pay special attention to this type of pharmaceuticals due to their rising importance and therapeutic role. In recent years, we have seen biosimilars approved by the FDA and EMA to treat auto-immune diseases (adalimumab, infliximab), anemia (epoetin alfa, epoetin zeta), cancer (filgrastim, bevacizumab), and other wide-spread health conditions.
In 2021, the FDA also approved the first interchangeable biosimilar insulin product for treating diabetes, potentially lowering healthcare costs for millions of people with this illness. The EMA has also recently given the green light for antidiabetic biosimilars: insulin lispro, insulin aspart, insulin glargine and insulin human (rDNA).
In its essence, a biosimilar is a medicine with a high degree of similarity to a specific biological medicine. Like reference medicine, it is based on a biosimilar that contains active substances of a biological nature, be it living cells, bacteria or yeast. The majority of biosimilars contain protein-based substances – from relatively simple proteins like insulin to more complex ones like monoclonal antibodies.
Consumer medical devices cover a wide range of applications – from skin ointments to eye drops, from vaginal ovules to sodium chloride nasal sprays. In addition to being prescribed or recommended by physicians for treatment, they are also widely used for preventive reasons, alongside traditional medicines and food supplements (which fall under a different category).
Compared to pharmaceuticals, medical devices are subject to less regulation and thus have a quicker time to market. By listing this broad and diverse category of products on the Pipelinepharma platform, we aim to help pharma buyers to gain access to additional treatment options for specific ailments. Some popular examples of medical devices include nasal sprays, eye drops, skin ointments, vaginal solutions, and so on.
Consumers around the world are taking their health and wellness into their own hands. And while some self-treatment methods have no scientific basis, nutraceuticals (nutrition+pharmaceutics) are legitimate substances that can provide medical or health benefits.
Unlike pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals are usually not protected by patents or tested in clinical trials, and the consumer has even more options to choose from. However, at Pipelinepharma, we intend to list high-quality, differentiated products. A good example would be nutraceutical spermidine – an inhibitor of the immune system that has been both patented and clinically tested.
The term “nutraceutical” is applied to products derived from herbal products, dietary supplements (nutrients), specific diets, as well as processed foods that other than nutrition are also used as medicine. Nutraceuticals can be prescribed or purchased over the counter to improve wellness, prevent chronic illnesses and increase overall life expectancy.
Continuing our mission of making healthcare more accessible to people worldwide, we seek to grow all of our new categories. Thus, we invite manufacturers to add their biosimilars, consumer medical devices and nutraceuticals to the Pipelinepharma platform for free, or contact us and we will make it for you.
Learn what products are already available on the Pipelinepharma marketplace.