Samsung Bioepis will initiate Phase III trials of a Lucentis biosimilar

September 21, 2017 8:29 AM

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Samsung Bioepis is set to begin late-stage clinical trials of its biosimilar version referencing Novartis’ eye drug Lucentis, in South Korea reported The Investor.

According to the newspaper, South Korean health authority, The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety approved the initiation of Phase III clinical trials of the biosimilar candidate SB11 on September 18.

The study will be conducted on 140 patients with wet age-related macular degeneration to compare efficacy and safety between biosimilar candidate SB11 and Lucentis. Lucentis reached global sales of US$3.3 billion in 2016.

Source: The Investor

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