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Biocon up 5% as USFDA issues CRL for proposed Biosimilar

The stock moved higher by 5.5% to Rs 363 on BSE in noon deal after the company said the USFDA has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) for proposed Biosimilar Pegfilgrastim.

SI Reporter  |  Mumbai 

Biocon's facility. Photo: Company's website

moved higher by over 5% to Rs 363 on BSE in noon deals after the company said the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) for  proposed

“The US Food and Drug Administration have issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) for Mylan's Biologics License Application (BLA) for MYL-1401H, a proposed This product is a part of the biosimilars portfolio being developed jointly by and Mylan,” said in a BSE filing.

The CRL relates to the pending update of the BLA with certain CMC data from facility requalification activities post recent plant modifications. The CRL did not raise any questions on biosimilarity, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic data, clinical data or immunogenicity, it added.

The company said it does not expect the CRL to impact the commercial launch timing of in the US.

“We are committed to working with the agency to resolve the issues stated in the CRL expeditiously”, it added.

At 02:12 PM; the stock was up 5% at Rs 362 on the BSE, as compared to 0.23% rise in the S&P BSE Sensex. The trading volumes on the counter jumped nearly five-fold with a combined 5.4 million shares changed hands on the BSE and NSE.

First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 14:15 IST
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