Sandoz proposed biosimilar adalimumab matches reference biologic in terms of efficacy and safety in long-term study

September 18, 2017 9:11 AM

Sandoz, the Swiss generics and biosimilars player, announced new data on its proposed biosimilar adalimumab.

Data from a long-term study of patients continuously treated with the proposed biosimilar or the reference medicine show that efficacy and safety profiles of the two medicines match throughout 51 weeks of treatment in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. Results were presented at the 26th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) in Geneva, Switzerland.

“Patient access to often critical and expensive biologic medicines is one of the key challenges facing healthcare systems in developed economies today,” said Mark Levick MD, PhD, Global Head of Development, Biopharmaceuticals, Sandoz.

He added: “Biosimilars are fundamentally changing the ability of healthcare systems to address this challenge. This clinical data supports the safety and efficacy of our proposed biosimilar adalimumab and offers a real alternative for patients living with immunological diseases.”

Sandoz is committed to increasing patient access to high-quality biosimilars. The company has five biosimilars currently marketed worldwide and plans to launch a total of five major oncology and immunology biosimilars between 2017 and 2020, including adalimumab, which is currently being reviewed by the European Medicines Agency.

 

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