SUZHOU, China, Aug. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovent Biologics, Inc. (Innovent) (HKEX: 01801), a world-class biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes high quality medicines, today announced that the clinical trial results of IBI303, an anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (anti-TNF-alpha) monoclonal antibody injection developed by Innovent, has been published in The Lancet Rheumatology, a leading international medical journal, with comment by Stanley Cohen, professor of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Led by Professor Huji Xu of the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University, the Phase III trial was a multi-centre, randomized, double-blind, parallel-controlled trial that compared the efficacy and safety of IBI303 and the originator drug adalimumab (Humira®), on ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients; it is the first large-scale head-to-head Phase III clinical trial comparing a biosimilar and adalimumab in AS patients. It is also the first time a highly-regarded top-tier medical journal has featured the major phase III clinical trial results of a China-developed biosimilar.

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