Fresenius Kabi and the pharmaceutical company medac have agreed to cooperate in Germany in the area of treatments for rheumatic illnesses. On June 1, medac's sales representatives will begin offering the adalimumab biosimilar IDACIO® as an additional therapy option to the rheumatologists and dermatologists they work with. This biosimilar, developed by Fresenius Kabi and launched last year in Europe, is used to treat autoimmune illnesses such as arthritis and psoriasis. medac is a leading provider of methotrexate (metex® PEN, metex® FS) for the parenteral treatment of patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. Since affected patients are often treated with a combination of methotrexate and adalimumab, the partnership between Fresenius Kabi and medac will offer patients and doctors new benefits and synergies in therapy offerings as well as consulting.