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pharmiweb.com today | 12 February 2016

Sandoz strengthens its biosimilars portfolio with acquisition of Pfizer's biosimilar infliximab in EEA

Sandoz, a Novartis company and a global leader in biosimilars, announced today that it has acquired from Pfizer the rights for the development and commercialization of PF-06438179 (biosimilar infliximab) in the 28 countries that form the European Economic Area (EEA)*. Infliximab is a tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitor used to treat a range of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriasis....

"Infliximab is one of the most important biologic therapy options for people living with severe autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis" said Richard Francis, Global Head of Sandoz. "We intend to complete the development and registration of PF-06438179 and make it available to patients across Europe as part of our robust portfolio of immunology treatments" Francis continued. 


 

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