First Cancer Biosim Approved in EU

Feb. 26, 2017

South Korea-based Celltrion Inc. announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization to its blood cancer treatment, Truxima, a biosimiliar to Roche’s best-selling cancer drug, Rituxan.

Truxima is the first blood cancer biosimiar approved in Europe. The EC’s approval is effective in 28 European Union members and three European Economic Area countries - Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein.

It is expected that Truxima will enter the market with a potential 30% reduction on the price of Roche's Rituxan.

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