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Amgen And Zhejiang Beta Pharma Announce Planned Joint Venture In China
Date:5/9/2013

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About Zhejiang Beta Pharma Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Beta Pharma is a leading innovative pharmaceutical company in China with fully integrated capabilities that include R&D, GMP manufacture, sales and marketing.  We were founded in 2003 and are headquartered in Hang-Zhou with R&D operations in Beijing.  Over the last 10 years, we have been dedicated to the development of novel therapeutics and launched Icotinib in 2011 for the treatment of NSCLC patients in China.  Going forward, we will continue to focus on pharmaceutical innovation so that we can benefit many more patients.  For more information, visit www.betapharma.com.cn.

About Vectibix
Vectibix is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). It is grouped within a class of medications called biologics, which are therapies derived from human cells. Vectibix is approved in more than 40 countries. 

Vectibix is the first fully human anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibody approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Vectibix was approved in the U.S. in September 2006 as a single agent for the treatment of metastatic colorectal carcinoma with disease progression on or following fluoropyrimidine, oxaliplatin and irinotecan chemotherapy regimens. Approval is based on progression-free survival; no data demonstrate an improvement in disease-related symptoms or increased survival with Vectibix.

Retrospective subset analyses of metastatic colorectal cancer trials have not shown a treatment benefit for Vectibix in patients whose tumors had KRAS mutations in codon 12
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