Civica nabs trial partner as it forges ahead to create more affordable insulins

A nonprofit drug manufacturer is moving forward with plans to stem the rising tide of insulin costs in the US.

Utah-based Civica has selected German-based research organization Profil as its human clinical trial partner to support the development of Civica’s affordable insulins. Civica is planning to produce three insulin biosimilars – dubbed glargine, lispro and aspart – each of which will be available both in vials and pre-filled pens.

Civica has plans to sell the insulins at significantly lower prices than what is currently available on the market, although the House recently passed a President Joe Biden-backed cap on insulin prices at $35 per month. The Senate has yet to vote on the bill.

“The need for affordable insulin is urgent, especially for uninsured and underinsured populations. With its extensive experience and…
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