Biosimilar Lucentis Sponsors Had To Navigate Different FDA, EMA Requirements
European Medicines Agency insisted on a stricter statistical analysis than the US FDA for demonstrating equivalence on the primary endpoint for both Coherus/BioEq’s Cimerli and Samsung Bioepis’ Byooviz; there also were differences in the regulators' preferred primary analysis population and primary endpoint interval.
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