When Will a Generic Version Be Available?At this time, it is difficult to predict when a generic Perjeta medication might become available. Even though regulations are currently changing to allow generic manufacturers to create biologic products, there is still much rulemaking to be sorted out before biosimilars are widely available. In addition, Perjeta was approved in June 2012 and will likely be protected by patents for quite some time.
Is Pertuzumab a Generic Perjeta?Pertuzumab is the active ingredient in Perjeta, not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that the active ingredient of a drug is often referred to as the "generic name."
The generic name is different from a generic version of a medicine. In order for there to be a generic version of a medicine, the original medicine must have gone off-patent, and another company besides the original manufacturer would make the product.