FDA Biosimilar User Fee Rates: Fiscal Year 2016

In order to expedite the review process of biosimilar biological products, FDA is authorized to assess and collect fees from sponsors. The fees are collected for various activities related to biosimilar biological product development (BPD), including:

  • Initial and annual BPD fees;
  • Reactivation fees; and
  • Biosimilar biological product application, establishment, and product fees.

User fee rates are amended on an annual basis to account for inflation and to ensure the needs of the Agency are being met. Rates for fiscal year 2016 are as follows:


Fee Category

Fee Rates for FY 2016

Initial BPD


Annual BPD




Requiring Clinical Data


Not Requiring Clinical Data


Supplement Requiring Clinical Data







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