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Zaltrap ‘unlikely to beat Avastin’ despite EU approval and launch in mCRC

This article was originally published in Scrip

Executive Summary

The European Commission has granted marketing authorization to Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' Zaltrap (aflibercept) for previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer. Sanofi told Scrip it anticipates that the drug will be first available in Germany, Austria and the Nordic countries but would not comment further on its commercial strategy. Datamonitor analyst James Wade, however, believes that the commercial prospects for the drug may be limited.



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