European Medicines Evaluation Agency Clears Roche Cancer Drug MabThera

Published: May 29, 2012

European Medicines Agency (EMA) has cleared Roche's cancer drug MabThera after concluding that contamination at API bioreactors possess little threat. MabThera, also known as Rituxan, was declared safe to use, following a contamination scare at Roche's facility in Vacaville, California, US. MabThera is used to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, as well as rheumatoid arthritis.

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