India’s largest pharmaceutical company, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, on 1 December 2014 launched arthritis drug Infimab (BOW015).
Infimab is India’s first bio-similar of infliximab drug. The product was launched at the Indian Rheumatology Association Conference (IRACON) in Chandigarh.
The drug can be used for treating various conditions including rheumatoid arthritis. Infimab also has an excellent treatment potential to treat other crippling painful arthritis like ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.
Infimab is being introduced in the Indian market through a licensing partnership with EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. a US and Swiss-based Biopharmaceutical Company focused on the global development and commercialization of bio-similar monoclonal antibodies.
Infimab will be manufactured by Reliance Life Sciences at a facility in Mumbai.
Infimab marks Ranbaxy’s entry into mAb (Monoclonal Antibodies) biologics, and will help the company provide greater access to quality biologic medicines in management of conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases that cause disability. The literature estimates a prevalence of 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent in India.
When: 1 December 2014