Clinical Trial Roundup Episode 1

Here is a collection of some of our most recent clinical trial news articles.

Hi, I’m Skylar Jeremias for The Center for Biosimilars®, your resource for clinical, regulatory, business, and policy news in the rapidly changing world of biosimilars.

Here is a collection of some of our most recent clinical trial news articles.

In search of effective treatments for patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), investigators will test an infliximab biosimilar (Remsima, CT-P13). They believe it may help to control cytokine release syndrome, which is associated with COVID-19.

Celltrion Healthcare also reported positive results for its infliximab biosimilar in several studies presented at the European League Against Rheumatism's European E-Congress of Rheumatology 2020.

The studies concerned the influence of body mass on response for CT-P13 subcutaneous (SC) in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis, the correlation between antidrug antibody positivity and clinical outcomes in patients with RA, and the potential savings in a market scenario where patients are treated with CT-P13 SC.

Biosimilar trastuzumab (Herzuma) in combination with pembrolizumab and chemotherapy was highly effective in reducing tumor size in patients with HER2-positive advanced gastric cancer, according to results of a phase 1b/2 clinical trial.

Shanghai Henlius Biotech said a trial of its bevacizumab biosimilar candidate HLX04 met its primary end point of progression-free survival at 9 months in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

An extension study of a trastuzumab biosimilar (SB3, Ontruzant) versus reference trastuzumab (TRZ) supports a hypothesis that a downward "drift" in antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity contributed to lower event-free survival and overall survival, according to data presented at ASCO20 Virtual, the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

A phase 3 clinical trial comparing the safety, efficacy, and immunogenicity of Samsung Bioepis’ aflibercept biosimilar with reference Eylea in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration is now underway.

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