Lupin & Enzene (Alkem) collaborate on biosimilar to Eli Lilly and Merck’s Erbitux® (cetuximab)

May 30, 2023

Lupin announced a strategic collaboration with Enzene Biosciences (Aklem Laboratories’ biological arm) to launch Cetuxa®, the first Indian biosimilar cetuximab for Eli Lilly and Merck’s Erbitux®.  Cetuximab is approved by Drug Controller General of India for treating head and neck cancer, particularly Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN).  

In February 2023, Enzene Biosciences began supply of its Humira® (adalimumab) biosimilar in India for the treatment of ankylosis spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis.   

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