Momenta and Mylan to development proposed biosimilar to Eylea

Targeting the initiation of a pivotal patient clinical trial in the first half of 2018.

Momenta Pharmaceuticals and Mylan has announced the development strategy for M710, a proposed biosimilar to Eylea (aflibercept) injection. Eylea is the market-leading vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration, macular edema following retinal vein occlusion, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema. The companies plan to initiate a pivotal clinical trial in patients in the first half of 2018.

Momenta and Mylan to development proposed biosimilar to Eylea

This trial is a randomized, double-blind, active-control, multi-center study in patients with diabetic macular edema to compare the safety, efficacy and immunogenicity of M710 with Eylea.

"Expanding treatment access and providing high-quality, affordable drugs for patients is a key attribute of our biosimilars business and an important business objective at Momenta. We believe our proposed biosimilar to Eylea, in collaboration with Mylan, is an attractive program with limited biosimilar competition, which could result in a first to market advantage," said Craig Wheeler, President and CEO of Momenta Pharmaceuticals.

Mylan President Rajiv Malik commented: "Advancing a biosimilar to Eylea to the clinical trial period in the first half of the year is an exciting milestone in the development of this important product. We are proud of the significant investments we've made in building one of the industry's most robust biosimilar pipelines, and we look forward to being at the forefront of offering patients a more affordable version of this complex product."

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