The latest global regulatory news, changes and updates affecting biopharma, including: Enhertu gets first nod in Europe; At-home COVID-19 remedies sought; Fed Circuit: Appeal based on misreading of court’s decision; Russia expands access to certain pediatric treatments.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Active Biotech, Aerie, Agenus, Alk, Allogene, Anixa, Astellas, BMS, Curevac, Curis, Cytodyn, Eli Lilly, Istari, Mannkind, Mayne, Mithra, Sanofi, Seagen, Stuart, United, Xbiotech.
As COVID-19 deaths across the globe top 3 million, with more than 1 million in Europe alone, the global demand is increasing for mRNA vaccines, even as sponsors of adenovirus vaccines push back against ongoing safety concerns. Last week, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Europe reported that the confirmed COVID-19 death toll for the region had surpassed 1 million, with 1.6 million new cases being reported every week. More than 171 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the region, translating to nearly 13% of the European population receiving one dose and close to 6% completing both doses of the vaccines.
FDA approvals for biopharma products have reached their highest point in six years for a first quarter, while regulatory data is up a full 45% over last year. A total of 265 regulatory items were tracked by BioWorld in March 2021, representing the highest monthly volume, not only for this year, but for last year as well.
DUBLIN – The Biden administration’s proposals on global corporation tax reform have set alarm bells ringing across the Irish government, as officials digest the possible implications of the plan for Ireland's foreign direct investment model of economic development.
If the FDA follows the advice of its Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee, the U.S. could soon see its first approved islet transplant therapy, but few expect it to be broadly used. The adcom voted 14-9 April 15, with one abstention, that Celltrans Inc.’s donislecel, or cadaveric allogenic pancreatic islet cells, has an overall favorable risk-benefit profile for some patients with type 1 diabetes.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: BMS, Diurnal, Elsalys, Exelixis, Fibrogen, GSK, Illuminare, Kintor, Mitochem, Vir.