Pfizer (PFE) Receives European Approval for ZIRABEV, Biosimilar to Avastin

February 19, 2019 9:33 AM

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the European Commission (EC) has approved ZIRABEV™ for the treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum, metastatic breast cancer, unresectable advanced, metastatic or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), advanced and/or metastatic renal cell cancer and persistent, recurrent or metastatic carcinoma of the cervix.1,2

“Pfizer is dedicated to increasing access to biosimilars for patients suffering from serious illnesses and helping create a more sustainable healthcare system,” said Andreas Penk, M.D., regional president, Oncology International Developed Markets at Pfizer. “We are proud that ZIRABEV was approved today as our second oncology biosimilar in Europe. This milestone reflects our ongoing commitment to biosimilars as we continue to bring high-quality medicines to market that may help generate cost savings for cancer care.”

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