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Samsung Bioepis Initiates Phase 3 Clinical Trial for SB15, Proposed Biosimilar to Eylea® (aflibercept)

18:00 ON JUN 30, 2020 KST

INCHEON, Korea – June 30, 2020 – Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. today announced the initiation of Phase 3 clinical trial for SB15, the company's proposed biosimilar referencing Eylea®  (aflibercept). The Phase 3 clinical trial for SB15 (aflibercept) is a randomised, double-masked, parallel group, multicenter study to compare the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity between SB15 and Eylea® in 446 patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. For more information, please visit (NCT #04450329).

Samsung Bioepis has two ophthalmology biosimilar candidates in clinical development, SB11 (ranibizumab) and SB15 (aflibercept). The company has recently announced 24-week interim results from a Phase 3 clinical trial for SB11.

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