The latest global regulatory news, changes and updates affecting medical devices and technologies, including: EMA initiates OPEN collaboration; NICE evaluating guidance processes; Florida researcher indicted.
While it’s too late to save the contingent value rights connected with the acquisition of Celgene Inc., Bristol Myers Squibb Co.’s CD19-targeted CAR T therapy, lisocabtagene maraleucel, for treating certain types of relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma patients who have received at least two prior therapies, won FDA approval.
Executives of TG Therapeutics Inc. have promised a big year in 2021 and the company got off to strong start with accelerated FDA approval of umbralisib in marginal zone lymphoma and follicular lymphoma. Branded Ukoniq, the drug is the first oral, once-daily inhibitor of PI3K delta and CK1 epsilon and TG’s first commercial product. Pricing for Ukoniq has not yet been disclosed.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Actinogen, BMS, Celltrion, Innocare, J&J, Novavax, RDIF, TG.
U.S. FDA warning letters have been a staple of regulatory life since the late 1990s, but James Boiani, a regulatory attorney with Epstein, Becker & Green P.C., said it’s no stretch of the imagination that warning letter volumes will jump in 2021. This is to some extent because the volume of warning letters dropped significantly over the past four years, and Boiani advised that all FDA-regulated industries will see more warning letters unless they are communicative with the agency about inspectional findings.
The latest global regulatory news, changes and updates affecting medical devices and technologies, including: CEO tells patients their deaths were impending for profit; DeGette, Bucshon ink new testing legislation; NICE: Acupath’s URO17 test needs more data.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: B-Secur, Claronav Kolahi, RapidAI, Precision Biomonitoring, Precision Spine.
Just weeks after seeing one late-stage candidate hit a wall in a subtype of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Merck KGaA's EMD Serono has won accelerated approval from the FDA for another important NSCLC therapy, Tepmetko (tepotinib).
Probably no one was surprised by the FDA’s recent nod for the combination of Alameda, Calif.-based Exelixis Inc.’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Cabometyx (cabozantinib), which targets MET, AXL and VEGF, and PD-1 drug Opdivo (nivolumab) from Bristol Myers Squibb Co. as a first-line treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), but investors may feel less confident about the odds for the pairing in a competitive space.