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BioFactura’s Ustekinumab Biosimilar To Be Trialed As ‘Robotic’ Pill

US-Based Firm Signs Agreement With CA-Based Rani Therapeutics

BioFactura is joining forces with Rani Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. to assess BioFactura’s BFI-751 biosimilar Stelara (ustekinumab) candidate with Rani’s RaniPill platform technology, which intends to replace subcutaneous or intravenous injection of biologics with pain-free oral dosing, in the form of a ‘robotic’ pill.

According to the California-based biotech, the RaniPill platform technology enables the drug to navigate through the patient’s stomach and enter the small intestine. The RaniPill capsule then goes through a transformation and aligns itself to inject the drug into the intestinal wall.

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