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Celltrion starts phase III trial for biosimilar Mabthera
by Eui Kyoung Yoon (ekyeun@dreamdrug.com)
Published : Jul 1, 2014 02:56:59
Celltrion got green light to start the phase III clinical trial for its biosimilar of Mabthera (rituximab), the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said on June 30.

Celltrion plans to conduct its clinical trial in twelve hospitals, including Korea Universtiy Medical Center and Seoul National University Medical Center. It also plans the trial in European countries such as Italy and Spain.

Mabthera sales were 7.6 billion won last year. Samsung Bioepis, Pfizer, Novartis, Merck, Teva, and Boehringer Ingelheim are also working on their biosimilar of Mabthera.
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