Orthopedic implant startup Engage Surgical has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Engage Partial Knee system, the only cementless partial knee implant available in the U.S. The company is introducing the product via a limited release to select surgical centers.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Axonics, Carag, Engage Surgical, Guided Therapeutics, Kdx Diagnostics, Venus Concept.
Biosimilars referencing Amgen Inc.’s rheumatoid arthritis drug, Enbrel (etanercept), could remain sidelined in the U.S. for nearly another decade, following a Federal Circuit decision Wednesday affirming the validity of two patents protecting etanercept and its manufacturing methods.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is looking for more discounts from prescription drug manufacturers, but it likely will be a few years before the ask becomes reality as it will require congressional action and federal rulemaking.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Bavarian, Blueprint, EMD, Golden, Hangzhou Yuyuan, Isa, Janssen, Medicinova, Mezzion, Pfizer, Revive, Rhythm, Scpharmaceuticals, Sun, TC, Obseva, Ultragenyx, Y-mabs.
A month ahead of its PDUFA date, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.’s NDA for triheptanoin (UX-007) won FDA approval. Branded Dojolvi, the highly purified, synthetic, seven-carbon fatty acid triglyceride was cleared for use in treating pediatric and adult patients with molecularly confirmed long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders (LC-FAOD), a group of rare and life-threatening genetic disorders in which the body is unable to convert long-chain fatty acids into energy.
The push for a vaccine for the COVID-19 pandemic may have no parallel in pharmaceutical history, and FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn vowed in a Senate hearing that the agency will rely on the agency’s traditional standards for scientific evidence in premarket reviews of those vaccines.
The U.S. FDA has greenlighted Ancora Heart Inc.’s IDE request to conduct the Corcinch-HF pivotal clinical trial. The study is intended to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the Accucinch ventricular restoration system in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).