14th Congress of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation

During this week’s 14th Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation, multiple research teams reported on efforts to better understand the factors that impact adalimumab therapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Celltrion, maker of biosimilar infliximab CT-P13 (Remsima, Inflectra), has recently submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency for a subcutaneous formulation of the biosimilar. 
The advent of biosimilar adalimumab in the European Union was among the most eagerly awaited events for biosimilar stakeholders in 2018. During this week’s European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation’s 14th Congress, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, research teams are presenting findings concerning antidrug antibody (ADA) development related to adalimumab and therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of one of those adalimumab biosimilars: Amgen’s ABP 501, sold in the European Union as Amgevita.
 
In patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease, treatment with biologics is often effective, but adverse events or loss of response may lead to discontinuation. Several studies that will be presented at this week’s European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation’s 14th Congress, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, sought to investigate factors related drug survival and discontinuation of biologic therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
This week, the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) will hold its 14th Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the meeting, which runs from March 6-9, experts will gather from around the globe to discuss significant medical research into the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and numerous researchers will present findings on real-world switches to biosimilar infliximab CT-P13 (Inflectra, Remsima).

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