Celltrion’s Truxima, a near-copy of Roche’s MabThera, has become the world’s first approved cancer drug biosimilar. 

Having navigated the complex and stringent regulatory process for biosimilars, Truxima is now approved in all of the same disease indications as MabThera, which includes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) as well as inflammatory diseases rheumatoid arthritis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis. 272 more words