EU CHMP OKs Imraldi, Samsung Bioepis’ Biosimilar Of AbbVie’s Humira
The EU’s CHMP has given the green light to Imraldi, Samsung Bioepis’ biosimilar version of AbbVie’s blockbuster adalimumab product Humira. If approved by the European Commission, this will be the South Korean company’s third biosimilar anti-TNF alpha product to gain a marketing authorization in the EU.
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The European Medicines Agency’s CHMP is expected to give the green light to Samsung Bioepis’ biosimilar version of AbbVie’s anti-TNF-alpha Humira on June 23. Numerous other biosimilar developers have biosimilar adalimumabs under development in a bid to break into the $16bn market for the world’s top-selling drug.
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