Korea approves Samsung Bioepis' Herceptin biosimilar - (The Korea Herald via NewsPoints Desk)

  • South Korea has authorised Samsung Bioepis' Samfenet as a biosimilar of Roche's Herceptin, The Korea Herald reported Thursday.

  • The therapy was officially cleared for treating metastatic breast cancer, early-stage breast cancer and metastatic gastric cancer.

  • Samsung Bioepis plans to launch the therapy after selecting a marketing partner and completing drug pricing procedures.

  • Herceptin generated about $6.8 billion in global revenue last year.

  • Samsung Bioepis previously received clearance for biosimilars referencing Enbrel, Remicade and Humira in Korea.

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