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The Center for Biosimilars recaps the top 5 biosimilars articles for the week of January 15, 2018.
Amgen and Allergan announced on Thursday that the European Commission has granted a marketing authorization to Mvasi, a biosimilar bevacizumab referencing Avastin, for the treatment of certain cancers.
 
Antagonism of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) may be a good treatment strategy to counter the deleterious effects of TNF-alpha on the development of insulin resistance and the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes.
On January 11, Celltrion and its partner Teva filed 2 new lawsuits against Genentech in a California district court.  
 
An editorial, recently published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, discussed the results of a study that found that an adalimumab (Humira) concentration-based tapering strategy was not inferior to the conservative strategy, conducted over 26 weeks.
Biosimilar developer Sandoz announced today that it has entered into a global partnership with India-based Biocon to develop, manufacture, and commercialize multiple biosimilars targeting immunology and oncology indications.
In an expert review, the authors provide transparency about biosimilar production, approvals, risk, and benefits to help improve confidence that the same safety and efficacy can be expected from biologics and their biosimilars.
A newly published retrospective study found that patients who received a combination therapy with infliximab and azathioprine early on had significantly increased linear growth compared to patients whose therapy was stepped up.
Yesterday, Novartis released new data from its head-to-head CLARITY study that shows that its secukinumab (Cosentyx) was significantly more effective than ustekinumab (Stelara) in the treatment of psoriasis in delivering clear or almost clear skin at 12 and 16 weeks.
The United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced yesterday that it will not make any sudden changes to the nation’s regulatory framework following the country’s exit from the European Union.


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