Etanercept biosimilars

  title={Etanercept biosimilars},
  author={Valderilio Feij{\'o} Azevedo and Nathalia Galli and Alais Daiane Fadini Kleinfelder and Julia D’Ippolito and Paulo C. M. Urbano},
  booktitle={Rheumatology International},
Etanercept was the first tumour necrosis factor alpha antagonist approved in the USA for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, in 1998, and then for other diseases. With the etanercept patent set to expire in the EU in 2015, a number of etanercept copies have reached the production phase and are undergoing clinical trials, with the promise of being cheaper alternatives to the reference product. In a global scenario that is favourable to the entry of biosimilars, this article discusses the… CONTINUE READING
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