Celltrion receives acceptance for infliximab biosimilar antibody from Brazil’s ANVISA Hospira, Inc. The medication will be marketed by Hospira contact . Hospira also markets and markets biosimilar infliximab in 26 European countries and in Canada beneath the brand name Inflectra. This important item has been approved in Brazil for the treatment of: arthritis rheumatoid, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn's disease in children and adults, fistulizing Crohn's disease , colitis and ulcerative rectocolitis. Remsima is the first biological medication approved by Brazil's regulator, ANVISA, based on comparability. A comparability study is necessary because under ANVISA's Normative Quality RDC 55/2010, biosimilarity must be proven by direct evaluation with the reference biological drug .
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