Intas Launches Bevatas (bevacizumab) in India

Intas, an Indian pharmaceutical company based in Ahmedabad, has launched BEVATAS (bevacizumab), a biosimilar to Roche’s AVASTIN, in India.  Bevacizumab is used to treat colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer and recurrent glioblastoma. Bevacizumab has been available in India since 2004. Intas’s BEVATAS product is priced at 40% of the price of the currently available treatment.

Other available bevacizumab treatments in India include Hetero’s CIZUMAB, and Reliance Life Science’s BEVACIREL.