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Samsung Bioepis to launch infliximab biosimilar in South Korea

Samsung Bioepis has completed the regulatory process to enable the launch of its second biosimilar Renflexis (infliximab) in South Korea.

Samsung Bioepis starts phase III trial for bevacizumab biosimilar

South Korean electronics giant Samsung and biotechnology company Biogen Idec’s joint venture Samsung Bioepis has started a phase III clinical trial for a biosimilar version of Roche’s cancer blockbuster Avastin (bevacizumab).

New administration route for epoetin alfa biosimilar Binocrit

Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, announced on 8 April 2016 that the European Commission (EC) has approved a type II variation for the addition of a subcutaneous (SC) route of administration for its epoetin alfa biosimilar Binocrit’s nephrology (kidney function) indication.

Korean approval for infliximab biosimilar

Samsung Bioepis and partner Merck announced on 4 December 2015 that Samsung Bioepis had received approval for its infliximab biosimilar Renflexis from the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS, formerly the Korea Food and Drug Administration).

EMA recommends approval of etanercept biosimilar

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 19 November 2015 that it had recommended granting of marketing authorization for a biosimilar etanercept product (SB4).

Biosimilar etanercept approved in South Korea

US pharma giant Merck and South Korean biosimilars maker Samsung Bioepis announced on 8 September 2015 the approval of their biosimilar etanercept product Brenzys by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) in Korea.

Samsung adds 48-week extension to SB4 biosimilar study

Samsung Bioepis has added a 48-week extension to the phase III study of its candidate etanercept biosimilar SB4 in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Merck outlines biosimilars programme

During the 35th Annual Health Care Conference held on 2−4 March 2015 in Boston, USA, US pharma giant Merck outlined its biosimilars programme.

Samsung Bioepis submits second biosimilar to EMA

South Korean electronics giant Samsung and biotechnology company Biogen Idec’s joint venture Samsung Bioepis announced on 13 March 2015 that its infliximab biosimilar candidate, SB2, had been accepted for review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Biosimilar etanercept submitted for approval in EU

South Korean electronics giant Samsung and biotechnology company Biogen Idec’s joint venture Samsung Bioepis announced on 21 January 2015 that its etanercept biosimilar candidate, SB4, had been accepted for review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

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