Although inflammatory arthritis can be treated systemically, drugs are often injected directly into affected areas, particularly when the disease affects just one or a few joints. Problem is, injectable drugs are usually cleared quickly from the joint, limiting their effectiveness. A new delivery system could improve the efficacy and durability of arthritis treatments, as well as cut down on nasty side effects caused by systemic therapy.
Boehringer Ingelheim has won its first biosimilar approval in Europe with authorisation of Cyltezo for a range of chronic inflammatory conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
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