ACR 2016 Roundup: Remicade Copy Not So Similar; Mixed Sirukumab Results; Corbus’s Resunab Surge
At ACR: Janssen reported data that show Celltrion’s Remicade biosimilar is not quite the same, but positive sirukumab results may not boost the Janssen and GSK biologic’s market prospects. Meanwhile, Corbus surged on mid-stage resunab results in systemic sclerosis, Janssen shared Phase II gesulkumab psoriasis results, Genentech eyes a new Actemra indication, and Xencor rose on interim Phase II data.
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