Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved PREVYMIS™ (letermovir) once-daily tablets for oral use and injection for intravenous infusion. PREVYMIS is indicated for prophylaxis (prevention) of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease in adult CMV-seropositive recipients [R+] of an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Alecensa (alectinib) for the treatment of people with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as detected by an FDA-approved test.
Cellectis (Alternext: ALCLS - Nasdaq: CLLS) a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing immunotherapies based on gene-edited allogeneic CAR T-cells (UCART), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted the clinical hold, previously announced on September 4, 2017, on Phase 1 trials of Cellectis’ UCART123 product candidate in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has expanded the approval of Zelboraf (vemurafenib) to include the treatment of certain adult patients with Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD), a rare cancer of the blood. Zelboraf is indicated to treat patients whose cancer cells have a specific genetic mutation known as BRAF V600. This is the first FDA-approved treatment for ECD.
FDA is committed to expanding access to safe and effective treatment options for patients with rare, debilitating, and sometimes fatal diseases. These patients face unique medical challenges. Sometimes there isn’t an FDA-approved drug to adequately address the needs of a patient with a rare disease. Therefore, the agency needs to take new steps to enable more patients with unmet needs to get access to promising treatments prior to full FDA approval.
Ddu has gradually made its way through Europe by attending the CPhI Worldwide 2017 in Frankfurt and Medica 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany. During conversations with manufacturers, ICH was frequently mentioned. Since China was admitted as one of the regulatory members of ICH in June of last year, it was now placed at the forefront of the discussions.
The U.S. Food and Drug(FDA) Administration today granted accelerated approval to Calquence (acalabrutinib) for the treatment of adults with mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least one prior therapy.
Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the global biotechnology leader in rare diseases, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded Orphan Drug Designation(ODD) to Shire`s gene therapy candidate SHP654 (also designated as BAX 888), an investigational factor VIII (FVIII) gene therapy for the treatment of hemophilia A. The regulatory agency also granted Shire investigational new drug (IND) status for SHP654.
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