Potentially promising biosimilar appears in the pipeline

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm), a biosimilar to Humira (adalimumab), for the treatment of multiple chronic inflammatory diseases, including psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Cyltezo is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. 

Cyltezo is also indicated, alone or in combination with traditional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, or DMARDs, for reducing signs and symptoms, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis.

The biosimilar, which is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, is administered with a pre-filled syringe. The company is also seeking approval for an auto-injector.

Cyltezo is not commercially available at this time due to pending litigation.

Read more about biosimilars.


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