Samsung Bioepis Begins Denosumab Trials
Company Also Announces Successful Ranibizumab Phase III Trials And US Filing
Samsung Bioepis has announced that its Prolia/Xgeva (denosumab) biosimilar, SB16, has begun Phase I clinical trials. Further, the company’s Lucentis (ranibizumab) biosimilar, SB11, has produced positive Phase III data and has been filed in the US. Meanwhile, CEO and president Christopher Hansung Ko has commented on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the industry and competition from domestic companies in the Chinese market.
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