US FDA’s Byooviz Review By The Numbers
A timeline of the development and approval of Samsung Bioepis’ Byooviz, a biosimilar to Genentech’s Lucentis, and a listing of FDA reviewers on the biologics license application.
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European Medicines Agency insisted on a stricter statistical analysis than the US FDA for demonstrating equivalence on the primary endpoint for both Coherus/BioEq’s Cimerli and Samsung Bioepis’ Byooviz; there also were differences in the regulators' preferred primary analysis population and primary endpoint interval.
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