Blog Big Molecule Watch October 06, 2020

EMA Reviews Samsung Bioepis’ Lucentis Biosimilar For Eye Diseases

Today, Samsung Bioepis and Biogen announced that the EMA has accepted for review its Marketing Authorization for their proposed biosimilar product referencing eye disease product Lucentis (ranibizumab). Ranibizumab is an anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) for retinal vascular disorders, which are a leading cause of blindness. Last year, we reported that Samsung Bioepis had entered into a new commercialization agreement with Biogen for two ophthalmology biosimilar candidates, SB11 (ranibizumab) and SB15 (aflibercept), in the United States (US), Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

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