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Study: Infliximab biosimilar effective for IBD in remission

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease that is in remission can safely switch from infliximab to CT-P13, an infliximab biosimilar, according to a study funded by Mundipharma, which produces CT-P13, in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. "Switching patients from originator infliximab to a biosimilar can reduce costs, but prospective data about pharmacokinetics and potential immunogenicity are scarce," said author Dr. Anne Strik. Strik's team investigated by conducting a 13-site noninferiority trial that included 46 ulcerative colitis patients and 42 Crohn's disease patients and followed them for 16 weeks after the switch from infliximab to CT-P13.

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