Updated on 21 August 2013
Mazumdar-Shaw said the company will soon be filing an IND (investigational new drug) application with the US regulator FDA along with a partner company for making the drug available in the US. Talks were on to identify suitable partners. She was hopeful that due to the high quality of the clinical data generated in India, it may be possible to shorten the process in the US.
Alzumab is the second novel biological drug developed by Biocon. In 2006, Biocon released BIOMab EGFR, a monoclonal anti-body to treat head and neck cancers. More than 20,000 patients in 27 countries have benefited from the drug so far.