HONG KONG – Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) ended the first half of 2020 by handing out a flurry of approvals to both domestic and international companies across a wide spectrum of indications. “It is a relatively large number of approvals at one time, but the batch release of drug approvals is on an upward trend in Japan and other parts of the world,” Stephen Barker, equity analyst at Jeffries, told BioWorld. “There are a larger number of niche products being developed for relatively uncommon conditions.”
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Asuragen, Dascena, Getinge, Ivwatch, Medtronic, Novartis, RapidAI, Soterix Medical, Viveve.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Aldeyra, Cellectis, Cybrexa, Diffusion, Endo, Mallinckrodt, Neurogene, Novartis, Otonomy, Otsuka, Propeller, Senhwa, Sosei.
Viiv Healthcare Ltd., late Thursday, won FDA approval for Rukobia (fostemsavir), a gp120-directed attachment inhibitor for the treatment of adults with multidrug-resistant HIV-1 infection failing their current antiretroviral regimen due to resistance, intolerance or safety considerations. The drug was reviewed under FDA's fast track and breakthrough therapy status programs.
The comment period has closed on the U.S. FDA’s discussion draft for artificial intelligence (AI) in medical devices, a paper that attracted the attention of medical societies and regulated industry. One of the questions posed by industry was whether the FDA is in a position to deal with the massive volumes of data developers would have to disclose to the agency, creating concern that such disclosures would amount to little more than an obligatory and useless data dump.
The U.S. FDA has given its nod to Abbott Laboratories' next-generation Gallant implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices. The Gallant system pairs with Abbott's secure Mymerlinpulse, an iOS- and Android-compatible mobile smartphone app that aims to streamline communication between doctors and their patients.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: ADC, Adial, Ascendis, CSL Behring, Daiichi Sankyo, Esperare Foundation, Gilead, Medivir, Mesoblast, Mylan, Napo, Sinovac, Viiv.