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The FDA has announced the news that it has awarded approval to the first-ever biosimilar for the treatment of cancer in the US – Amgen’s Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb), a biologic version of Genetech’s Avastin (bevacizumab).
The drug is approved as a therapy for colon, lung, brain, kidney and cervical cancers. These include:
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In order to become availible to pateints, drugs need to undergo a number of phases of clinical trials to test their efficacy and safty and to then be authorised by the drug approval organistion in each respective country. This is the FDA in the USA and N...
Biosimilars or Follow-on biologics are terms used to describe officially approved subsequent versions of innovator biopharmaceutical products made by a different sponsor following patent and exclusivity expiry on the innovator product. Products that ar...
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