Celltrion Extends Remsima SC Indications
Subcutaneous Infliximab Gets Nod Covering IBD And Ankylosing Spondylitis
Celltrion has received a positive opinion from the CHMP for five additional indications for its Remsima SC biosimilar, expanding the scope of the subcutaneous infliximab product that was launched earlier this year.
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South Korea’s Celltrion has partnered with oral drug delivery specialist Intract Pharma for the formulation of oral infliximab for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Celltrion has also reported year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter growth in sales, along with plans to grow in the US market.
The European Commission has granted an extension to Celltrion’s pan-European marketing authorization for subcutaneous biosimilar infliximab, which now covers indications for IBD and ankylosing spondylitis.
In an exclusive interview with Generics Bulletin, Celltrion Healthcare’s UK commercial director, Matt Eddleston, has set out the firm’s plans to roll out an antibody test and trial two antiviral treatments for COVID-19. Meanwhile, the company’s recently-launched subcutaneous version of biosimilar infliximab, Remsima SC, is helping to free up hospital space in the UK by allowing treatment to be moved out of that setting as the coronavirus pandemic progresses.