Biosimilar Bevacizumab for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Launched in India

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One of the generic Indian pharmaceutical companies, Hetero Drugs has launched a biosimilar for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) in India.

The drug called as “Bevacizumab” has been approved by the Drug Controller General of India as the first-line of treatment for this type of cancer and will be marketed under the brand name ‘cizumab’.

‘Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Hetero Drugs has launched its biosimilar ‘Bevacizumab’ for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer in India.

The product will be available in a single dose vial with two strengths, 100 and 400mg. Hetero will manufacture the drugs in the facility based in Hyderabad.

Dr BPS Reddy, CMD, Hetero Group of Companies said: “It has been an exciting journey for us in Biologics. Hetero’s Bevacizumab is the third product in our biologics portfolio, after Darbepoetin alfa and Rituximab. We believe CizumabTM will be a cost-effective treatment option to patients in India.”

Source: Medindia

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