Sandoz launches Phase III clinical trial for biosimilar etanercept

New Drug Approvals

Etanercept

is made from the combination of two naturally occurring soluble human 75-kilodalton TNF receptors linked to an Fc portion of an IgG1. The effect is an artificially engineered dimeric fusion protein.

Sandoz launches Phase III clinical trial for biosimilar etanercept
Trial expected to support registration in the U.S. and European Union
•    Sandoz continues to advance biosimilar pipeline with seven Phase III trials across five molecules
•    Global program underscores Sandoz’s leadership in biosimilarsHolzkirchen, Germany, June 24, 2013 – Sandoz, the global leader in biosimilars, announced it has initiated a major Phase III clinical trial with its biosimilar version of etanercept (Amgen’s Enbrel®).
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http://www.drugs.com/news/novartis-begins-enbrel-phase-iii-trial-45414.html

Etanercept (trade name Enbrel) is a biopharmaceutical that treats autoimmune diseases by interfering with tumor necrosis factor (TNF; a soluble inflammatory cytokine) by acting as a TNF inhibitor. It has U.S. F.D.A. approval to treat rheumatoid, juvenile rheumatoid andpsoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis and ankylosing spondylitis. TNF-alpha is the “master regulator”…

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