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Biocon's biosimilar of cancer drug gets European Commission approval

Ogivri is indicated for the treatment of patients with HER2 positive early breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer and metastatic gastric cancer

Biocon  |  Biotechnology  |  Medicine

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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major Wednesday said the has approved and granted marketing authorisation to its Ogivri, jointly-developed with Mylan, for the treatment of certain breast and stomach cancers.

"Ogivri, a Trastuzumab jointly developed by and Mylan, has been approved in the The has granted marketing authorisation for Ogivri to our partner Mylan," said in a regulatory filing.

Biocon said the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) had previously issued a positive opinion recommending approval of Ogivri as a to Roche's Herceptin (Trastuzumab) on October 18, 2018.

Ogivri is indicated for the treatment of patients with HER2 positive early breast cancer, metastatic breast and metastatic gastric

Shares of Biocon were trading 0.41 per cent higher at Rs 643.25 apiece on BSE.

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First Published: Wed, December 19 2018. 11:20 IST