INCHEON, Korea, June 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. today announced that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for AYBINTIO®, a biosimilar candidate referencing Avastin®i (bevacizumab). AYBINTIO® has been recommended for approval for the treatment of the same types of cancer as reference bevacizumab in the European Union (EU)ii,iii, including metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum (mCRC), metastatic breast cancer (mBC), non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), advanced and/or metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC), epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer and cervical cancer. The CHMP's positive opinion will now be reviewed by the European Commission (EC) to decide on granting marketing authorization for AYBINTIO®.
"We are delighted by our progress in expanding patient access to high-quality biopharmaceuticals," said Hee Kyung Kim, Senior Vice President, Clinical Science and Regulatory Affairs at Samsung Bioepis. "Once approved, AYBINTIO will be a valuable treatment option for different types of cancers, potentially helping many patients across Europe."
The Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for AYBINTIO® was supported by a comprehensive data package and totality of evidence which included analytical, pharmacokinetic (PK) and clinical data, as well as pharmacology and toxicology data. These data demonstrated that AYBINTIO® and reference bevacizumab are highly similar with no clinically meaningful differences. Further, the company submitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) for AYBINTIO® in September 2019 and is currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
About Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd.
Established in 2012, Samsung Bioepis is a biopharmaceutical company committed to realizing healthcare that is accessible to everyone. Through innovations in product development and a firm commitment to quality, Samsung Bioepis aims to become the world's leading biopharmaceutical company. Samsung Bioepis continues to advance a broad pipeline of biosimilar candidates that cover a spectrum of therapeutic areas, including immunology, oncology, ophthalmology and hematology. Samsung Bioepis is a joint venture between Samsung BioLogics and Biogen. For more information, please visit: www.samsungbioepis.com and follow us on social media - Twitter, LinkedIn.
i Avastin® is a registered trademark of Genentech Inc.
iii AYBINTIO® is recommended for the treatment of certain types of cancer, including in combination with fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy for metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum; in combination with paclitaxel for metastatic breast cancer; in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy for unresectable advanced, metastatic or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) other than predominantly squamous cell histology; in combination with erlotinib for unresectable advanced, metastatic or recurrent non-squamous NSCLC with Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) activating mutations; in combination with interferon alfa-2a for advanced and/or metastatic renal cell cancer; in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel for advanced (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stages III B, III C and IV) epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer; in combination with carboplatin and gemcitabine or in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel for platinum-sensitive epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer; in combination with topotecan, or pegylated liposomal doxorubicin for platinum-resistant recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer; and in combination with paclitaxel and cisplatin, or alternatively, paclitaxel and topotecan for persistent, recurrent, or metastatic carcinoma of the cervix. AYBINTIO® is not recommended for use in combination with paclitaxel for the treatment of adult patients with platinum‑resistant recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.
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